Downtown Macy's to Become Aloha Fun Center
By edhat staff
The building that housed a Macy's department store in downtown Santa Barbara's Paseo Nuevo mall will now become a "fun center" with a roller rink, laser tag, and arcade.
Aloha Fun Center will lease the ground floor of the building at 701 State Street. The second and third-floor spaces are still available to rent.
The Fun Centers have two other locations in San Jose and Emeryville and are currently advertising open positions through their social media channels for skate guards, skate instructors, emcee DJ, and an assistant general manager.
Macy's closed the location in 2017 and sections of the space have since been used for small pop-up stores.
In March of this year, Hayes Commercial Group announced the three-story, 132,500 square-foot building is being restructured to provide the largest office floor plans in downtown Santa Barbara with the ground floor simultaneously being marketed to retail, restaurant, and grocery tenants.
Commercial realtors hoped to nab a growing tech company to lease the space since companies like Amazon, Honey, Sonos, and Invoca are already leasing large office spaces along the State Street corridor.
Aloha Fun Center is aiming to open before the end of the year.