Entertainment and bowling center planned for Buckwalter Place

Developers plan to build a $7 million family entertainment complex, including a 24-lane bowling center, at Bluffton's Buckwalter Place.

The bowling center -- featuring electronic scoring, online lane reservations and video and lighting effects -- is planned as the featured attraction of the Bluffton Family Entertainment Center, officials with 2G Business Development and Buckwalter Place announced late Tuesday.

The center will be located on Innovation Drive in the 94-acre mixed-use development and will include a restaurant, sports lounge, snack bar, several party/conference rooms, a courtyard with outdoor seating and a game arcade.

2G officials, who developed software that will enhance the center, want to replicate the center elsewhere and establish a corporate headquarters in Bluffton.

Developers have applied to the town and expect to begin construction in the spring.

Fraser Construction of Bluffton will design and build the center with Scheirman Associates of Dallas and Court Atkins Architects of Bluffton, according to a news release.