Bowling Alley, Arcades & Virtual Reality Planned for Anthem

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The primary owners of the ambitious new venture in the otherwise closed Replay Sports Grill this evening (left-to-right): Dan Godbehere, Michael O’Paterny, Mindi Rothans, Bryon Elsberry. Not pictured: Shane and Mandy Elsberry. In&Out Publications Staff Photo

The owners of Rosati’s Pizza in Anthem said today they’ve closed a deal to take over the Replay Sports Grill next door, plus a smaller vacant space next to Replay, and create a whole new entertainment center unlike anything in town.

The vision, according to co-owner Bryon Elsberry: six bowling lanes, 25 arcades, “and the second virtual reality room in Arizona … where you actually walk into the room and you are the game.” The two restaurants and their adjoining patios will all become one, Elsberry told North Phoenix News this evening. “Liquor and food will go both places.”

Replay was closed this evening, as Elsberry and his Rosati’s team were in the patio behind Replay celebrating their move. A message on the Replay Facebook page confirmed the acquisition.


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“It’s done,” Elsberry said, adding that Anthem Community Council signed off on the deal.

It is not yet known when the new facility will open.

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A sign of change on the locked doors of Replay Sports Grill tonight.
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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels.
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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels.

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