INDIAN TRAIL – In their 14 years living in Indian Trail, Myron and Claudette Jacobs have consistently heard the town has limited entertainment options. They hear there’s not much to do aside from going to the movies.
The couple hopes to change that perception by opening a family fun center consisting of a 12-lane bowling alley, laser tag arena, 10 bumper cars, dozens of arcade games and a snack bar.
They already own two businesses, including Sun Valley Salon Suites in Indian Trail. They’re working with The Moser Group to locate their family fun center within the developer’s latest concept, Sun Valley Station.
Mackenzie Moser, a broker with The Moser Group, shared plans of the project with the Indian Trail Town Council on May 14 before submitting their rezoning request.
The concept will include the family fun center, a fitness center and pet supply store on 8.87 acres at 6400 Monroe Road.
The project includes a commercial out-parcel pad of 1.39 acres.
“We would like for it to be a regional attraction that we would pull from not just Indian Trail residents but also residents from Stallings, Matthews, Weddington, Monroe and beyond,” Moser told the council.
Moser said her company has received a lot of requests over the years to add a bowling alley to the entertainment district.
Mayor Michael Alvarez and the town council were receptive to Sun Valley Station but they wanted to ensure the developer worked with neighbors during the rezoning process on limiting noise.
Councilman Marcus McIntyre said this is especially important since the pet supply store would likely have trucks delivering merchandise. He said the timing of deliveries should be considered.
Town Manager Patrick Sadek said in addition to the town’s buffer requirements, The Moser Group’s plans to install a berm should help with reducing noise and vibration.
“It’s refreshing to see something like this that could be geared toward our youth to enjoy in that area, especially since we know about all the problems that have existed in the last couple of years with bored teenagers,” Councilman Jerry Morse said. “I’m kind of excited about this project.”