Strolling via the doorways of Route 7 Adrenaline Warehouse, guests are greeted by a glossy sports activities automotive hanging above 20,000 sq. toes of specifically constructed, pristine race monitor. Electrical go-karts zip by with a whoosh.
“For aggressive go-kart of us, it is a true check of their driving abilities,” stated proprietor Kevin Saltsman. “We needed to anchor all the things round this huge attraction.”
That is saying one thing for a family-friendly leisure heart crammed with huge points of interest.
Across the nook from the race monitor, via a sea of arcade video games and previous the ninja course, is “Ballistics,” a three-story playground crammed with balls and air cannons. Overhead, agile friends climb via an elevated ropes course.
And that is earlier than you even get to the laser tag area, the place rivals play because the zip line swoops overhead.
“They launch and swing proper via right here,” laughed co-owner Lori Saltsman. “It truly is cool.”
Route 7 Adrenaline Warehouse is positioned in FLORIDA TODAY’s former press constructing. Along with the go-karts and laser tag, contained in the 60,000-square-foot area there’s additionally miniature bowling, e-sports and a multi-sensory interactive “XD Darkish Journey” theater.
Longtime Brevard residents, Kevin and Lori Saltsman have by no means owned a enterprise like this earlier than. Kevin was an electrical utility contractor, and Lori had a profession as a personality casting director at Disney World.
Route 7 Adrenaline Warehouse is a dream 5 years within the making. “A number of years in the past, we talked about constructing a enterprise that would really be household run,” stated Kevin.
“We began kicking round concepts of a household leisure heart. It began with the thought of a trampoline park, and it sort of simply morphed into this greater facility.”
Though Route 7’s purpose is to grow to be a premier leisure venue, the primary priorities are security and repair.
“Clearly there are inherent dangers in in taking part in these kinds of actions,” stated Lori. “That is necessary to us, and we prepare our workers to be very security aware.”
For most of the workers, this job could be the first time they’ve labored in visitor companies. The Saltzmans see that as a possibility to show accountability.
“We have loved that very a lot on this course of,” stated Lori. “That is a part of the explanation we picked this business, is due to the impression that we might probably make in a constructive means. Not simply on our friends, however on our crew members.”
Centrally positioned in Brevard, guests throughout the county from Titusville to Palm Bay and the beachside communities are inside straightforward driving distance.
“It is excellent,” Kevin stated. “You’ve got bought A1A north and south, US1 north and south, I95 north and south, and Pineda tying all of it collectively,”
The phrase “Warehouse” within the title is an homage to the constructing’s historical past.
“It is as a result of this was an previous warehouse that we reconstructed,” Lori stated.
In reality, the ability occupies the large former press room of FLORIDA TODAY, customized in-built 1986. The presses are gone, making means for the laser tag area, however the unique concrete flooring and the excessive industrial ceiling evokes the constructing’s storied previous.
“People who’ve been round lengthy sufficient, we simply say we’re within the previous FLORIDA TODAY constructing,” Kevin stated. “All people is aware of the place that’s.”
There’s additionally a eating space that serves burgers, wraps, salads, subs and extra.
“Dad and mom are excited as a result of there’s actual meals, not simply popcorn and chips,” stated Lori. “They’ll even have a meal that is scrumptious, and have a beer or a glass of wine. They like that, and really feel like they’ll watch their youngsters from right here.”
There might be a grand opening celebration to formally launch the enterprise at 5:30 p.m. Friday. A ribbon reducing ceremony might be adopted by face portray, balloon artwork, prizes and giveaways.
“We need to entertain all people, all ages,” Lori stated. “On the finish of the day, the best way I take a look at that is we’re within the enterprise of creating recollections.”
In the event you go
Route 7 Adrenaline Warehouse
Grand opening: Friday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m.
The place: 1 AAR Manner, Suite 102, Rockledge
Sights: Go-karts; ropes course; ninja course; laser tag; e-sports, mini bowling, arcade and extra.
Tickets: Vary from $7 to $44.95. Pricing is determined by chosen actions.
On the net: route7entertainment.com
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