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This bowling alley-arcade-restaurant hybrid is coming to the Midlands. Here’s when it opens

Stars and Strikes plans to open an entertainment complex in Irmo this year. This is the bar area of the company’s Columbus, Georgia, complex.
Stars and Strikes plans to open an entertainment complex in Irmo this year. This is the bar area of the company’s Columbus, Georgia, complex. mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com

Bowling, laser tag, arcade games, bumper cars and more fun are in the Midlands’ future. Construction just began in Irmo on a Stars and Strikes, a place to “get away n play.”

Stars and Strikes is a gaming and entertainment franchise with locations throughout the South. The company combines mini-theme park attractions, arcade games, bowling, laser tag and a full-service restaurant. Birthday parties and events will be open for bookings, and there will be daily deals on bowling and games, too.

Just this week, Stars and Strikes announced plans to open a 62,000- square-foot facility in Raleigh, N.C., that will house 24 bowling lanes, eight of which are VIP lanes. In addition to bowling, the Raleigh Stars and Strikes will include a 9,000-square-foot arcade and prize store, multi-story laser tag, bumper cars, a and a large full-service bar.

Stars and Strikes said it excels at providing chef-crafted cuisine.

The company has 13 complexes in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee

The Irmo location will open at 800 Lake Murray Blvd. at the end of 2019.

Isabella Cueto is a bilingual multimedia journalist covering Lexington County, one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina. She previously worked as a reporter for the Medill Justice Project and WLRN, South Florida’s NPR station. She is a graduate of the University of Miami, where she studied journalism and theatre arts.
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