Pole Position Raceway is slated to open at The Marketplace Mall on Oct. 28, adding 40 jobs locally.
Spouses and franchisees Eyal Farage and Karen Davis-Farage own and operate the new site, along with a franchise in Jersey City, N.J.; and three other locations in New York: Destiny USA in Syracuse, the Walden Galleria in Buffalo and a newly opened Farmingdale, Long Island, site.
Pole Position Raceway is a franchise offering of P2R Karting Inc. The chain of indoor motorsports entertainment facilities based in California. The company has 13 locations nationwide.
“We are pleased to announce that our fifth Pole Position Raceway location will officially open its doors to Rochester,” said Karen Davis-Farage, president and co-owner of the Pole Position Raceway franchise, in a statement. “Indoor karting is one of the fastest growing forms of family entertainment in the country.
“We look forward to offering our authentic and exhilarating race experience as another reason people come to the mall, or as a fun activity they can do while they are here.”
The company is to operate in a 52,000-square-foot facility that previously housed the Bon-Ton. The location has a one quarter-mile track and all-electric, indoor karts that are capable of speeds up to 45 miles per hour, the company said.
The Henrietta location will be open noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.
Source: Rochester Business Journal