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FORMER SUPERMARKET IN GREENSBURG, US, TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO FEC
October 17th, 2022
A former supermarket in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, US, is to be transformed into a new entertainment venue by two brothers.
Chris and Bobby Hogue are set to open 814 Lanes & Games in what used to be a Shop ‘n Save store.
The transformed venue will feature more than 50 arcade games, axe throwing, sports simulators, a high ropes course and an escape room.
The new FEC will cover 44,000sq.ft and contain 20 bowling lanes, while a laser tag arena from LaserBlast will take up 3,000sq.ft
It will be the second 814 Lanes & Games, after the pair opened the first in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US, last year.
The building was purchased for US$1.7m in August and it is expected that the venue will be open to the public in the second half of 2023.
Bobby Hogue told the Tribune Review that Greensburg is a great community and that nothing locally compares to what they are planning.
FORMER HEMPFIELD GROCERY STORE SET TO BECOME ENTERTAINMENT VENUE
Brothers Bobby and Chris Hogue are in the middle of designing a new entertainment venue at a former Hempfield grocery store, but they already know there’s nothing quite like it in the region.
814 Lanes & Games is set to open next year at the former Shop ’n Save building along Route 136, bringing up to 100 jobs to the area. The facility will feature bowling, ax throwing, sport simulators, laser tag, an escape room, a high ropes course, more than 50 arcade games, a restaurant and a bar.
BROTHERS GIVE NEW LIFE TO JOHNSTOWN BUSINESS THAT'S BEEN AROUND FOR 60 YEARS
January 29th 2021
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — For most of 2020 we stayed at home but things have started to slowly open back up including a new business in Johnstown. The building itself has been a part of the city for 60 years, but when it went up for sale two brothers bought it and added so much more.
Chris Hogue and his brother thought the former Richland Lanes was right up their alley and have turned it into 814 Lanes and Games. The name of the business speaks for itself as they’ve added 40 arcade games, two escape rooms, laser tag, private party rooms, virtual reality and even a sports bar Bites and Brews.
WE COLLABORATED WITH 814 LANES AND GAMES ON 3 ATTRACTIONS
January 1, 2021
814 Lanes and Games is a rebranded FEC from owners Chris and Bobby Hogue. The new facility was formerly a traditional bowling center that the two brothers were intent on transforming into a full family entertainment center. “Our goal was to capture the market within 45 minutes as the premier destination for family entertainment with first class attractions that are unique to our area,” said Chris Hogue.
For the new entertainment business, the Hogues were interested in bringing in attractions that were unique to the area, as there were not a lot of entertainment destinations in the area prior to 814 Lanes and Games. The Hogues had been planning their project for a while, and after getting in touch with us, they began to form their plans.
As a step in the education process, the Hogues attended the Amusement 360 Event to learn about operating an entertainment venue. “The event was very informative and the smaller scale allowed us more 1 on 1 time with vendors. The site visits were informative as well,” said Chris Hogue about the Amusement 360 Event.
PROCEEDS FROM 814 LANES & GAMES WILL GO TO UNITED WAY
March 16th, 2021
814 Lanes & Games, 1140 Frances St., Richland Township, is donating a portion of its proceeds earned Thursday to the United Way of the Laurel Highlands to benefit people in Cambria and Somerset counties.
United Way provides the PA 211 network, a free call center that helps people find a variety of services, including shelters, food banks and summer camps for children, and early childhood education and drug and alcohol prevention programs.
814 LANES & GAMES RAISING FUNDS FOR UNITED WAY
March 16th, 2021
The team at 814 Lanes & Games in Richland Township is donating a portion of proceeds earned on Thursday, to the United Way of the Laurel Highlands. 814 Lanes & Games provides bowling, laser tag, escape rooms, food and other entertainment. Business partner Chris Hogue said the United Way’s work locally made the decision to help an easy one. “We want to give back to the community that is supporting our new business by donating a portion of our proceeds on Thursday, to United Way of the Laurel Highlands. It’s a difficult time for people and we know United Way is always there giving a helping hand and we would like to be a part of that as well,” Hogue said. The nonprofit organization will put the money to work by helping people in Cambria and Somerset counties.
814 LANES & GAMES NEARING COMPLETION, HOPING FOR NOVEMBER OPENING
October 1, 2020
JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ Plus) — The former Richland Lanes in Johnstown, newly named 814 Lanes & Games, is well on its way to reopening. The facility is getting a complete revamp.
“We are touching almost every part of the building in some way. We’ve put in new electric, new HVAC, we have new flooring and new furniture coming in,” said Chris Hogue, Managing Partner.
New electric and HVAV aren’t the exciting upgrades this facility is getting though.
back in Johnstown.
“We will have league bowling seven nights a week through the winter and in the summer we’ll have the youth programs and then the leagues as well…so we definitely, even though we removed some of the lanes and adding other attractions, we are still a bowling anchored facility,” said Bobby.
The whole project will cost around $1 million and will also bring 40-50 new jobs to the area.
"WHOLE DIFFERENT LEVEL": GAMING VENUE EYES MID-NOVEMBER OPENING
September 26th, 2020
RICHLAND LANES TO TURN INTO FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
May 28, 2020
JOHNSTOWN, Pa (WJAC) — Richland Lanes has been up for sale for well over a year, and recently, it was finally sold.
Richland Lanes opened its doors in 1961 but this year, it's turning into something new.
RICHLAND LANES TO GET NEW NAME AND REVAMP UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP
February 18, 2020
JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ Plus) — Richland Lanes will be getting a new name and a complete revamp come summertime.
Johnstown Entertainment Group LLC agreed to buy the bowling alley last year and is in the final stages of the purchase.
NEW OWNERS GRANTED LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER FOR RICHLAND LANES MAKEOVER
February 18, 2020
After a hearing, without any objection from the public, the Richland Township Supervisors unanimously granted a liquor license transfer to the new owners of Richland Lanes.
Brothers Chris and Bobby Hogue have a purchase agreement for the bowling alley at 1140 Frances St., and plans to change the venue into 814 Lanes & Games Family Entertainment Center.
February 3rd, 2021
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Amusement Entertainment Management announced the opening of its newest client facility, 814 Lanes and Games, located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The 40,000 square foot facility, owned and operated by brothers Bobby and Chris Hogue, sets a new direction for the Johnstown marketplace by incorporating 24 lanes of high-impact bowling, a dynamic portfolio of amusement games, a multi-level laser tag arena, escape rooms, and virtual reality-driven experiences. The Venue’s premium restaurant and bar offering will allow the facility to service the family, adult, and corporate event markets throughout the year and allow guests to kick back and relax during their stay.