Strolling via the doorways of Route 7 Adrenaline Warehouse, guests are greeted by a smooth sports activities automobile hanging above 20,000 sq. ft of specifically constructed, pristine race monitor. Electrical go-karts zip by with a whoosh.
“For aggressive go-kart people, it is a true check of their driving expertise,” mentioned proprietor Kevin Saltsman. “We needed to anchor the whole lot round this huge attraction.”
That is saying one thing for a family-friendly leisure middle 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 visitors climb via an elevated ropes course.
And that is earlier than you even get to the laser tag area, the place opponents 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 Trip” 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 might actually be household run,” mentioned Kevin.
“We began kicking round concepts of a household leisure middle. It began with the thought of a trampoline park, and it sort of simply morphed into this larger facility.”
Though Route 7’s objective 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 a lot of these actions,” mentioned Lori. “That is vital to us, and we practice our staff to be very security acutely aware.”
For lots of the workers, this job stands out as the first time they’ve labored in visitor providers. The Saltzmans see that as a chance to show accountability.
“We have loved that very a lot on this course of,” mentioned Lori. “That is a part of the rationale we picked this business, is due to the impression that we might doubtlessly make in a constructive approach. Not simply on our visitors, however on our crew members.”
Centrally positioned in Brevard, guests throughout the county from Titusville to Palm Bay and the beachside communities are inside simple driving distance.
“It is excellent,” Kevin mentioned. “You have acquired A1A north and south, US1 north and south, I95 north and south, and Pineda tying all of it collectively,”
The phrase “Warehouse” within the identify is an homage to the constructing’s historical past.
“It is as a result of this was an previous warehouse that we reconstructed,” Lori mentioned.
In actual fact, the power occupies the huge former press room of FLORIDA TODAY, customized in-built 1986. The presses are gone, making approach for the laser tag area, however the authentic 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 mentioned. “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,” mentioned Lori. “They will even have a meal that is scrumptious, and have a beer or a glass of wine. They like that, and really feel like they will watch their youngsters from right here.”
There shall be a grand opening celebration to formally launch the enterprise at 5:30 p.m. Friday. A ribbon slicing ceremony shall be adopted by face portray, balloon artwork, prizes and giveaways.
“We wish to entertain all people, all ages,” Lori mentioned. “On the finish of the day, the best way I take a look at that is we’re within the enterprise of creating recollections.”
If you happen to go
Route 7 Adrenaline Warehouse
Grand opening: Friday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m.
The place: 1 AAR Method, Suite 102, Rockledge
Points of interest: Go-karts; ropes course; ninja course; laser tag; e-sports, mini bowling, arcade and extra.
Tickets: Vary from $7 to $44.95. Pricing will depend on chosen actions.
On the internet: route7entertainment.com
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