New amusement center in planning stages for Sandwich “ News”

Living in Sandwich for 26 years, a two-generation family plans to bring entertainment to the town.

Talks are underway with Sam Holland, the owner of the Indian Springs Mall for a lease or purchase of the east half of the building.

This is where Tristan Lawrence and other members of his family seek to provide a billiard room and arcade for residents. It was Lawrence who pitched the idea to the aldermen at Sandwich City Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday evening.

Four phases over five years are planned by the owners of a fitness business in the mall. The fitness center, Ultimate Health and Fitness, is not closing as part of the business proposal. The final phase of Year Five would be a sports dome for children on a vacant three-acre lot nearby, Lawrence says.

Lawrence, 22, sued.

Sandy Koehler asked the board for this consideration.

The pool hall would be restricted to those 21 and over and only sanctioned card-carrying pool players would be allowed inside for practices, team competitions and tournaments. However, a junior league for 14 to 18 year olds would be held on Monday evenings.

Alderman Bill Littlebrandt had this question about the pool room.

Other amenities discussed include video games and an escape room.

Sandwich Mayor Todd Latham has advised aldermen to review the plans and then a council discussion will take place on January 17.

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to indicate that the Ultimate Health and Fitness gym in Sandwich is not closing.

Louisa R. Loomis