Central Valley Property Investments, LLC filed an application with the City of Turlock for a 51,828 square foot family entertainment center to be located on approximately five acres adjacent to the Rite Aid shopping center at the corner of Crowell Road and Monte Vista Vista Avenue across from CSU Stanislaus.
The LLC currently consists of Rod Scott and Jim Theis who are also both agents for PMZ Real Estate.
The family entertainment center plans include thirty-four bowling lanes named "Ten Pin," along with a multi-level laser tag venue, arcade area, six banquet rooms, two outdoor bocce ball courts, and sports bar and grill with patio seating called "Miko’s."
According to Central Valley Property Investments (CVPI), it is anticipated that sixty employees (both fulltime and part-time positions) will be needed to staff the operation with an estimated annual payroll of $1.2 million. The local economic impact will be significant, starting with local construction and supply vendors used for construction coupled with the on-going increases in sales and property tax revenues.
The family entertainment center is being designed to have something for every member of the family including cosmic bowling, newest arcade games for all ages, regulation-size bocce ball courts, shuffle board, and billiard tables.
Information provided by CVPI states that the sports bar and grill will feature a 8’x32’ Jumbotron screen where one can enjoy the latest sporting event along with a wide selection of wine, beer, and spirits and a tantalizing menu of traditional favorites.
“This project will fill a void in the local family entertainment options and satisfy a growing demand for family-based entertainment,” said managing partner Rod Scott. “We are excited about the overwhelming support and interest this project has received from everyone that has had an opportunity to review the project.”
The entitlement process and public hearings are expected to take approximately four months with construction slated to start March 2011 and completion planned for September 2011.
The entitlement process will include a required rezoning of the property from the current high density residential zoning to commercial zoning.
City of Turlock Planner Katie Melson is handling the family entertainment project and said that the project application would go before the Turlock City Planning Commission on November 4, 2010. At that meeting the commission will hear public comment and make a recommendation to the Turlock City Council. The Turlock City Council will hear public comment and discuss approving the project at the first meeting in December and if approved, would have to vote again to approve the ordinance 30 days later.