FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2018
Holyoke Mall, Lisa Wray
Office: (413) 536-1441
E-mail: [email protected]
Round1, Takafumi Mizuno
Office: (714) 924-7800
E-mail: [email protected]
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ROUND1 AT HOLYOKE MALL
Multi-entertainment activity complex offering bowling, an arcade, karaoke, billiards, food & drink to open in 2019
HOLYOKE, MA- Holyoke Mall is pleased to announce that construction has begun on a new-to-market entertainment venue, Round1 Bowling & Amusement. Round1 is a multi-entertainment activity complex that offers bowling, an arcade, karaoke, billiards, food and drinks.
The first Round1 opened in 1980 and has grown to over 100 locations in Japan. In 2010, Round1 opened their first U.S. location in City of Industry, California and is on track to have 32 U.S. locations by early 2019. “We are excited to open in Holyoke Mall. This will be the second location in the state of Massachusetts,” commented Shane Kaji, Senior Vice President, Round1. “We hope to bring an unparalleled family entertainment experience to Western Massachusetts and will strive to provide unforgettable service to all customers.”
Holyoke Mall’s General Manager shared, “We are thrilled to add Round1 to our growing list of entertainment options at Holyoke Mall. Retail as we know it is evolving and we’re looking to grow our “experiential retail” offerings for our guests. Customers will not only be able to shop and have a relaxing dinner together, but they’ll also be able share experiences at our entertainment destinations. This has been very successful at our sister shopping centers DestinyUSA, Walden Galleria and Palisades Center in NY.”
Round1 will be opening in 2019 on the lower level above Café Square in a 51,642 square foot space and will also be accessible from stairs that will be located on the upper level near Billy Beez. The Holyoke Round1 will have 16 lanes and depending on the time of year, will typically employ 50-70 people.
In addition, Holyoke Mall recently announced that Flight Fit N Fun, a 20,000 square foot indoor adventure park will be opening soon on the lower level near Macy’s.
For more information on Round1, please visit their website at www.round1usa.com. Photos attached are of the Round1 at Great Lakes Crossing, located in Auburn Hills, MI and the construction barricade at Holyoke Mall.
Round One Entertainment, Inc. operates multi-entertainment complexes offering bowling, arcades, billiards, karaoke, ping pong as well as bar and dining. It originated in Japan and started expanding to the US market in 2010 with the first location in California. Round One Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in Brea, CA.
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside is Western’s New England’s premiere shopping center located in Holyoke’s Ingleside neighborhood and conveniently located near the interchange of I-90 and I-91. Holyoke Mall was built in 1979 and later expanded in 1995- now spanning 1.6 million square feet. The three-level Mall is home to 150 shops, restaurants, and department stores including: Macy’s, Christmas Tree Shops, Target, Victoria’s Secret, Apple, Aldo, DSW, Forever 21, Build A Bear Workshop, Loft, Banana Republic, H&M, Sumo Japanese Steakhouse, Francesca’s, and more.
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Holyoke Mall, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in North America. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist, and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast, with 16 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. For over 40 years, Pyramid has lead the industry by combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof.