A new business and ratable is racing towards the finish line and a proposed October opening in Cinnaminson.
Speedway Racing, a national go-kart racing facility, will be opening its third location in the country at the old Vanity Fair and Sleepy’s Mattress facilities on Route 130 in Cinnaminson.
It’s a welcome ratable and new business along the business corridor in the borough, Deputy Mayor Anthony Minniti said.
“What we’ve done on Route 130, we’ve tried to promote a variety of different uses that would work together, enhance and increase traffic along the corridor. We wanted to offer something different that’s not just retail. We want a selection of offerings that will bring a diverse representation of shoppers to Cinnaminson,” he said. “By adding something like this entertainment use, that will also make it more attractive for businesses to be here. We’ve tried to promote that diversity.”
The go-kart facility is in the combined storefronts of the old Vanity Fair and Sleepy’s Mattress store in the Acme Shopper Center on Route 130. The 88,000 square-foot facility will have a soft opening on Oct. 15 and then a grand opening ceremony sometime in November, Vice President of Speedway Racing Keith Asplundh said.
The facility will feature two go-kart tracks, party rooms for celebrations or corporate events, an arcade with simulation games, and an old-school slot car racing track, Asplundh said.
“The construction started about a month ago at the facility and we should be finished by September,” Asplundh said. “The township has been great working with us so far. We’re looking forward to opening in Cinnaminson.”
The track will boast eco-friendly European go-karts that run off of electricity, not gas, Asplundh said. The karts are made in Italy and will be able to race at speeds of about 50-miles-per-hour.
With this business opening in the next few months, Minniti explained that the vast majority of redevelopment has been completed along Route 130. A Sonic Drive-In fast food restaurant recently opened its doors to customers in the Acme center as well, he said.
“We do have some smaller parcels and we’re actively working on redeveloping those. The future of development on Route 130 will be with more medical professional office space, we’re trying to market that, there’s needs for that in the borough,” he said. “Also, there are some plans for senior citizen continuing care facilities, that’s something we don’t have. The larger parcels have been mostly redeveloped.”
For more information on Speed Raceway check out its website at www.speedraceway.com.