Entertainment complex coming to former Macy's

Entertainment complex coming to former Macy's
CBL Properties announced Wednesday that Round1 Bowling and Amusement will occupy the former Macy’s in Jefferson Mall.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A new entertainment facility is coming to a vacant department store.

CBL Properties announced Wednesday that Round1 Bowling and Amusement will occupy the former Macy's in Jefferson Mall.

In addition to bowling, Round1 features an arcade, karaoke, billiards, food and drinks.

"We are excited to open our store in the Jefferson Mall. This will be the first establishment in the state of Kentucky," Round1 Senior Vice President Shane Kaji said in a press release. "We hope to bring our unparalleled family entertainment experience to the community and will strive to provide unforgettable service to all customers."

Construction is underway and is expected to be completed by the 2018 holiday season.

Shoppers and residents of the area are excited about the development.

"Something fun, instead of just walking around looking at stores you can go bowling, play arcade games," Roynisha Sublett said. "I'll be the first customer."

WAVE 3 News has also learned the Sears in Jefferson Mall will close.

A CBL property spokesperson confirmed they are planning to convert the store into a restaurant and entertainment venue. Details are expected to be released in the coming months.

Metro Councilwoman Madonna Flood released a statement about the planned development:

"We welcome Round One Entertainment to the Jefferson Mall and Okolona. The Jefferson Mall is an important retail outlet and we are glad to see new companies take an active interest in expanding their brand to our area. We currently do not have an entertainment complex that includes such fun as bowling, arcade games, billiards, karaoke and much, much more. Businesses will find success in this area if they are willing to make the investment. District 24 and Okolona have much to offer and I wish Round One great success."

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