Discount air carrier Allegiant has purchased the former Marsh supermarket building on Maplecrest Road in Fort Wayne that has sat vacant for years and plans to turn it into a family entertainment center.
Previously announced G4 Complete Entertainment (G4CE) centers everything from go-karts, laser tag and virtual reality simulators to full-featured arcades, mini golf, bowling and fast casual dining according to an Allegiant news release. The Fort Wayne center will have an arcade with state of the art video games and “action oriented activities” to be determined.
The design process for the building is currently underway and more than 100 jobs are expected to be created. An opening date has yet to be determined.
“With a focus on family entertainment that’s affordable, fun and creates lasting memories, we believe G4CE will prove to be a great addition to Allegiant’s leisure portfolio.” said Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Allegiant chairman and chief executive officer. “Providing unique recreational opportunities for our customers in their hometown complements the vacation-focused offerings that have been Allegiant’s hallmark. At the same time, it’s an opportunity to introduce G4CE customers to the airline, building ‘staycations’ into future vacations.”
Allegiant’s foray into family entertainment was announced back in September. The first two G4CE centers are in Clearfield, Utah and Warren, Michigan.
The G4 comes from the International Air Transport Association’s two character code for the airline.