A new family entertainment center named Scene75 will open in Brunswick this summer, packed with fun for everyone. Alex Zorniger, Vice President of Operations for Scene75, said, “...the easiest way to describe it, we like to say, [is] a Dave and Busters on steroids.”
Go karts, laser tag, virtual reality, mini-golf, 120 arcade games, four food trucks, and a full bar will all be included in their new 85,000 square foot indoor facility. “It’s just something where all age groups can come and have fun,” stated Zorniger. “No one’s going to be bored. That’s what’ll be best for Brunswick and the whole area.”
Scene75 has two additional facilities in Dayton and Cincinnati, built in 2012 and 2015, respectively. They chose to plant another center in Brunswick because they found a space that fit within their requirements for building size and cost, and also because of the safe community. “Brunswick has a great police force, fire department, a safe feel and a safe community,” said Zorniger. ”So that was one of the biggest reasons why... we decided to call [Brunswick] home, and I’m really excited to be here.” He also says the Scene75 team would love to expand their franchise to a fourth location, as long as they succeed here and the community supports them.
The staff at Scene75 wants to get involved in the Brunswick community as well. “Community involvement is definitely really big for us since it’s one of our biggest things as far as what we want our brand to represent,” stated Zorniger. Scene75 has already created a large partnership with Brunswick’s BEAT Video Program, is sponsoring a scoreboard for youth sports, will help local organizations with fundraising, and will have additional activities at their facility such as an indoor trick or treat. “We kind of want to be almost a bit of a community center as well, where families know that they can come and make memories for their lives,” Zorniger added. “At Scene 75 we want to be an integral part of that fabric of the community.”
Another way Scene75 is involving the community in their company is by creating job opportunities. Zorniger said they will be hiring around 125 people by June to staff the Brunswick facility. He said they have a large number of high school kids working at their other locations, and that a job at Scene75 is a great part or full-time job.
Job opportunities at the new facility will include attraction tenants, running go karts or laser tag, bartenders, sale managers, and security staff. Zorniger added, “We’ll also have a technical department so [we’ll hire] people that like to fix arcade games and go karts and things like that. There will definitely be a bunch of job opportunities.” He said the team will start interviews by April or May, and the application can be found on their website at scene75.com.
In November of 2016, Scene75 won Best Family Entertainment Center in North America. The Dayton and Cincinnati locations were two of the three national finalists. Zorniger said, “We’re only about four and a half years old, so we’re going up against everyone. For a family-run company, that’s so young, it was definitely a huge honor and just speaks to the high-quality entertainment I think we provide.”
But how do you take part in that high-quality entertainment? Zorniger said that it is free to enter a Scene75 facility. “We do a mode where, whenever you want to do anything, you basically get a Scene75 [swipe] card,” he stated. “You simply put any amount of money onto the card, then pay as you go”.
Attractions such as mini golf, go karts, and laser tag range from $5 to $8.50, while arcade games range from 25 cents to $2. Zorniger added, “Just a huge variety, there’s something for everyone to do.”
Zorniger commented that the Scene75 facebook page, Facebook.com-Scene75Cleveland, has a ton of fun content such as videos they will be posting throughout the construction process. They already have around 16,000 followers. He added, “We have a fun promotion going on right now where if anyone sees us in our Scene75 logo and takes a picture with us and posts it to our page, they’ll receive a $10 gift card for when we open.”
Scene75 will be open year-round once they open for business in early summer 2017. Zorniger said he hopes to be in Brunswick for many years into the future, which is why they wanted the building to be “absolutely perfect.” He said, “We’re excited to be embarking on this journey. It’s going to be fun.”