Is City Working to Bring Main Event Entertainment to El Paso?
Another family entertainment chain could be heading our way. The city appears to be working to bring Main Event Entertainment, a "bowling-anchored dining and entertainment destination," to El Paso.
A possible hint of the city's desire to make some kind of tax incentive deal with MEE was revealed during a discussion regarding reworking of the Great Wolf Lodge agreement at a recent City Council work session.
A PowerPoint presentation included a slide titled "Transforming El Paso Into a Destination Location" that featured a photo of Main Event alongside photos of Topgolf, the ballpark, and other city locations. Main Event was the only one featured not currently in El Paso
One of the local TV news stations reached out to Laura Cruz-Acosta, Communications Director with the city, to find out why Main Event was included. The TV station reported that Cruz-Acosta offered the following one sentence reply:
Staff advised that they are very interested in expanding to El Paso, but have not yet solidified a potential location
No other information other than the above statement was offered.
Along with a pro-level bowling alley with state-of-the-art electronic scoring system and a "rocking surround sound entertainment system," MEE also offers arcade games, laser tag, rock climbing, mini golf, and billiards, according to its website. A casual dining menu and sports bar surrounded by big screen TVs is part of the mix, too.
There are currently 44 Main Event Entertainment centers across the U.S. including nearby in Albuquerque, Lubbock, and Tempe, AZ.