Scene75 Romeoville Opening Delayed, Company Says – Shaw Local

Those eagerly awaiting the opening of Scene75 in Romeoville, an entertainment center located in the former Sam’s Club on Weber Road, will have to wait a little longer.

Supply chain issues are causing “major construction delays,” said Ronnie Neumann, general manager of Scene75’s Romeoville site, in an email.

While the Ohio-based company said it originally planned to open this winter, Neumann said the delays would push the opening back to this summer.

The Village of Romeoville has announced that Scene75 is coming to the old Sam’s Club at 460 S. Weber Road. This will be the company’s first location in Illinois.

Neumann said that to turn the old store into an entertainment center, Scene75’s construction company needed to run several new water and sewer lines to add bathrooms as well as space for new ones. bars and restaurants.

While the company expected to complete all necessary digging work and have the necessary supplies in place last October, it “is wrapping everything up,” Neumann said in an email.

Then, he added, the necessary digging on the property took longer than expected due to labor shortages in the construction industry.

Several vital kitchen equipment also took longer to acquire in order to complete the construction of the restaurant kitchen.

The company will take over the 135,000 square foot building with indoor spinning roller coasters, go-karts, laser tag, arcade games and more.

The center will also include a motion simulator, inflatable bouncing and toddler area, nine-hole mini-golf course, bumper cars, party rooms as well as the restaurant, bar and snack counter, according to a press release from the village of Romeoville.

Neumann said his best conservative estimate of when the center will open would be in August.

“However, the delays made it impossible to know for sure,” he said.

Scene75 is family owned and has gained international recognition for its other locations.

The Weber Road site was among a number of Sam’s Club locations that Walmart Stores Inc. closed in 2018.