The new development at St James Quarter will have something for everyone it seems with the news today that there will also be a boutique bowling ad gaming venue on level 4.
The company Lane7 will take up 19,000 square feet of space there alongside retail shops. Existing outlets run by Lane7 include ping-pong, urban golf and karaoke. There will also be a cocktail bar and what is intriguingly called ‘grown-up gaming’.
Ed Corrigan at St James Quarter, commented: “Our vision is to create the most diverse and attractive retail, leisure and F&B offering that Edinburgh has ever seen. The signing of Lane7 is a major milestone in this vision, creating the next generation in mixed-use with highly sought-after entertainment. Lane7’s exciting entertainment experience will be another reason to visit St James Quarter and the city of Edinburgh.”
Tim Wilks, founder of Lane7, commented: “We’ve been to Edinburgh more times than I can remember to hunt down the perfect Lane7 location, and we’ve finally found the right spot. Lane7 has a great reputation for delivering our unique take on bowling and gaming, and our team are raring to go in this world class city. Lockdown has given us the chance to rethink and push the bar on our guest experience, we can’t wait to bring a Lane7 night out to the people of Edinburgh.”
The development, which is moving again since work restarted, will encompass homes, the W Edinburgh Hotel, an Everyman Cinema and a wide range of shops and places to eat and drink. The £1 billion project will create a new district in the city for living in and visiting.