New venue to be developed near Rush, Temblor, Bakersfield Karting Experience

Posted at 10:33 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 14:01:17-04

Development along Buck Owens will get a boost as plans to renovate an old hardware store and turn it into an entertainment venue are in the works.

On Tuesday morning, representatives from development groups announced the old Home Base building off Buck Owens will be transformed into what's being called The BLVD.

The BLVD will neighbor Rush Air Sports, The Bakersfield Karting Experience and Temblor Brewing Company in the area of Buck Owens and Gilmore Avenue. 

The site will offer 22 bowling lanes, an outdoor beer garden, bocce ball courts, full service bars, laser tag, indoor ropes courses and a site for live entertainment. 

Construction is expected to begin later in May with plans to fully open by the end of 2017.