Big Santa Rosa sports and entertainment center speeds toward full opening
After 13 months of converting a west Santa Rosa wine warehouse into a 130,000-square-foot sports and entertainment complex, crews are preparing to have more of the food and fun side of The Epicenter indoor complex open by year-end.
Soon to open are Victory House sports bar and restaurant; 7Ten Social, a 16-lane upscale bowling lounge; and 7Ten Dark Ride Theater, an interactive video game ride. Four lanes are in a separate room with an adjoining banquet area for private events.
Victory House's bar is set to have a 'huge focus on local products: local beers, local spirits, local wines, local food,' said Colin Knight, general manager for entertainment. The bar will have 24 beers on tap and 'extensive' wine selection, with one-third changing seasonally.
Over the bar is a 40-foot 'video wall,' with a 16-foot screen in the middle of the laser-projection high-definition monitors.
The restaurant and bar has capacity for 275 people. The scratch kitchen led by Executive Chef Charles Roseneau is being tailored to serve upscale sports-bar food plus Sonoma County-styled extras such as 22-ounce ribeye steak. Its hours will be 11 a.m. until midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. Friday–Saturday.
Also set to open in coming weeks are the Game On Arcade with Delta Strike Advanced Laser Tag in a two-story section, Laser Frenzy light-beam obstacle course, large play structures and Clubhouse Grill snack bar.
The sports and fitness part of the facility, taking up most of it, opened Oct. 3 with tenants Sports City, Anytime Fitness, Rockin' Jump trampoline park and a Starbucks shop.
Sports City expanded from a nearby Santa Rosa warehouse to three soccer fields and a multisport court.
The 10,000-square-foot, two-story Anytime Fitness club is California's largest and operated by franchisee Brett Livingstone. He opened the like-branded club in the Larkfield area of north Santa Rosa in 2010.
Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park opened location No. 30 at Epicenter. The franchise is owned by Brad Bergum.
Epicenter cost nearly $20 million to build, before being outfitted with equipment. It will employ more than 300 people when fully open.