“It was pretty bad,” said business owner Les Sandler. “We had the roof basically lifted up. Because of that, the sprinkler system went off so we had water damage. We have HVAC’s we’re still looking for that flew off the roof and we don’t know where they are.”
The only property in Montgomery County that reported more damage is Hara Arena, whose owners report suffered $7.5 million in damage from the storm, according to auditor’s office data.
Sandler said they hope to re-open by the middle to end of the first quarter of 2020.
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Buildings plans include adding a two-story carousel, and also what Sandler describes as “a roller coaster, per se, but also the cars spin around.”
They are also expanding the indoor golf course with waterfalls and other amenities, and adding a banquet center.
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To fit all this in, they are expanding into about 40,000-square-feet of space in the former furniture warehouse that previously sat empty. This will bring Scene75’s total square footage to 164,000 – one of the largest indoor entertainment centers in the country.
Connecting the parking lot to the building they own next door will add 350 parking spots.
“We should be bigger and better. I believe that. But it’s just the pain through to get there,” Sandler said.
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