Amusement center set for Clearwater area

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An entertainment venue featuring a bowling alley, concert hall, restaurant and game room is set to replace a vacant AMC movie theater along 82nd Street at Dean Road in the Castleton/Clearwater area.

The proposed 70,000-square-foot attraction, dubbed Latitude 39 after the parallel coordinate of Indianapolis, also would feature a small movie theater with food service, a main bar with a dance floor, and a sports viewing room.

It would be the second such entertainment venue for owners Brent Brown and Greg Garson, who opened Latitude 30 in Jacksonville, Fla., in January, their company Latitude Global Inc. said in a prepared statement.

The former AMC Clearwater Crossing 12 has been vacant since it closed in 2007, after the theater chain opened a new multiplex at Castleton Square Mall. The 56,000-square-foot building is owned by locally based The Broadbent Company.

The area around the former theater has been a hotbed of development activity, as Kite Realty Group Inc. redevelops the Rivers Edge shopping center to accomodate new locations for Nordstrom Rack, Container Store and BuyBuy Baby, along with a new location for the homegrown Indianapolis restaurant Harry & Izzy's.

Operating an entertainment complex in Castleton is no sure bet, though, as successive owners of The Music Mill would attest. The now-closed concert venue sits in the Clearwater Crossing Plaza, adjacent to the former movie theater. Xscape, a similar family entertainment concept at Lafayette Square Mall, shut down last year.

In the Castleton area, Latitude 39 will face competition: A Dave and Buster's entertainment venue opened in 2009 near Interstate 465 and Allisonville Road.


  • Leaps and Bounds
    The Discovery Zone/Music Mill building was originally built for an entity that went by the name of "Leaps and Bounds" Ha - Better memory then all of you
  • Discovery Zone
    It was called Discovery Zone..closed in 1998 or sometime around then. Went there a few times when I was a little kid
  • time to give Music Mill another go?
    Easy for me to say since I wouldn't be putting up the capital - but maybe with all this increased development in the area the Music Mill could finally be profitable? Seems like having several entertainment & dining options within walking distance of each other could really open up some doors.
  • alternate bowling in area
    Actually, there is already a great family entertainment center in Fishers, called Pinheads. They have a ton of bowling lanes, great food, and an arcade. I think they have a sports bar and sand volleyball.
  • Block Party
    Block Party was located in the building just west of the movie theatre. I believe there was one in Phoenix as well. It was there I think until the early 2000's
  • What used to be the arcade...
    It was owned by Blockbuster and called something-"zone". I think the building still stands, just to the north of Barnes & Noble.

    I went once...b
  • Help me out hear, longtime Indy-Ites
    There was a pre-cursor to this type of business in the same (Clearwater) area about 15 years ago, about 1 1/2 blocks North of 82nd Street. Like a grown up "Chuck E. Cheese." The kids were allowed until 8 PM and then after that it was adults only. What was it called?
    • nice
      Northside Indy could actually use another bowling venue - I look forward to it.
    • NOT Castleton
      Glad to see that Broadbent backfilled that box, but it's not in Castleton.

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