BRUNSWICK: It’s hard to imagine a place that makes Chuck E. Cheese seem quaint.

But Scene75 Entertainment Center, taking shape in the former Buehler’s store in Brunswick, will give the mouse a run for his money.

There are some 80,000 square feet of space inside with everything from bumper cars to electric go-karts to a two-story laser tag to a motion theater to two miniature golf courses.

Smack dab in the middle of the attractions and some 120 arcade games is a large circular bar for parents to imbibe and keep an eye on the kids.

Construction has been going on for months and there’s another 25 days or so before the doors will open at the destination situated on state Route 303 west of Interstate 71.

This will be the company’s third location, with one in Cincinnati and the first one opening in Dayton some five years ago.

Owner Jonah Sandler said he considered opening out-of-state but decided to stick in the Buckeye State and thought the Cleveland and Akron market needed a destination that would attract not only adults but also families.

There’s even a large area set aside for youngsters that includes a half-dozen inflatables to climb on and interactive toys and games, plus a small carousel.

Admission is free, but the big attractions — like the Vault where you crawl through a maze of lasers like James Bond — cost extra.

You put money on a card that keeps track of any winning tickets you earn at carnival-type games to redeem for prizes. The card also allows you to play arcade games that range from killing zombies to what is billed as the world’s largest Pac-Man game.

Sandler said they picked Brunswick because it is close to the interstates and Cleveland and Akron.

Sandler said the center typically draws guests from a 75-mile radius — thus the name and also the fact the original Dayton location is by Interstate 75.

Some 300,000 to 400,000 people a year visit the two existing locations and each host about 1,000 birthday parties annually. The Brunswick location will have 125 employees initially and will be open five days a week Wednesday through Sunday.

As a growing company, Sandler said, each location has been “a journey” to get finished and just right after dealing with a variety of contractors and vendors from throughout the world.

“This is very much a labor of love,” he said.

Sandler said he had hoped to have the Brunswick location open by now but ran into a big delay when workers went to remove the floor tiles only to have the concrete come up, too.

This meant pouring a whole new floor.

“That was not a good day,” he said.

But that’s all behind them, and now it is time to put the finishing touches on the space.

This location will have a food truck alley featuring Cleveland-area mobile restaurateurs.

Sandler said they have purchased former UPS trucks that are being cut in half and installed inside so guests can stroll up and have lunch or grab something to eat while enjoying the games and attractions.

The alley, which has its own outside entrance in addition to being connected with the attraction and games area, will be open seven days a week. It will include Rocky River’s River Dog Cafe, Fairview Park’s Sauced Wood Fired Pizzas, Berea’s Boca Loca Burrito Factory and Lakewood’s the Proper Pig Smokehouse.

“Cleveland is big into its food trucks,” said Dawn Meyer, Scene75’s business development manager. “This was a great opportunity to create something Cleveland-like.”

Craig Webb can be reached at cwebb@thebeaconjournal.com or 330-996-3547.