Plans are advancing for a new entertainment center at a Dayton-area mall.
Round One Entertainment Inc., a Japan-based amusement store chain that has a U.S. headquarters in California, filed a liquor permit with the state of Ohio for the company’s new location at The Mall At Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek.
The application comes nearly nine months after Round One, doing business as Round 1 Bowling, filed a $2.8 million building permit for the new site. The permit, issued in February, is for the construction of a Round1 Bowling & Amusement facility at the local mall.
The entertainment center is slated to open at the end of November, according to a Mall at Fairfield Commons spokesperson.
Round One will occupy the lower level of the former Sears store at the mall, which permanently closed in 2018. The Dayton Business Journal previously reported Chicago-based home goods retailer The RoomPlace would move into the upper level of the 100,000-square-foot space. Miamisburg-based Danis Construction Co. is overseeing construction work for the renovations to the former Sears space, according to previous DBJ reporting.
The new tenants will create additional jobs and backfill space left by departing retailers. Round One also will provide another entertainment option for local residents, and may help drive additional patrons to the Dayton area.
Round One describes itself as a “bowling and entertainment concept” with arcade games and karaoke. Its locations also offer private party space, as well as a menu with burgers, pizzas, wings and snack foods.