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July 11, 2019 - Medina, OH
The entrepreneurs behind Medina’s High Voltage Karting, Greg Cordray,
Steve Madden, Brian Fontanella and Gene Whaley, are pleased to announce
that Foundry Social, a brand new entertainment center, will open
in the fall of 2019.
Foundry Social will occupy 30,000 square feet in The Foundry partially occupied by High Voltage Karting . When completed this fall, Foundry Social will offer a variety of games such as duckpin bowling, billiards, bocce, pinball, and ping pong. In addition, a wall of “old school” video games like Pac Man and Donkey Kong will be featured alongside their modern counterparts such as Minecraft and Call of Duty.
Foundry Social will have a full kitchen and a full-service bar. Private event rooms will be large enough to manage gatherings of up to 150 people and smaller event rooms will be available for more intimate parties and events.
“We are excited to bring Foundry Social to Medina,” says Cordray. “The
Medina community has embraced us and supported High Voltage Karting
since day one, and we are proud to bring such an exciting entertainment
concept to Medina.”
Franklin Brewing, an award-winning microbrewery based in Elyria, will move its operations to the foundry complex. Cordray said High Voltage, Foundry Social and Franklin Brewing will become a premier dining and entertainment spot in the area. “We are eager to get the renovations started,” said Cordray, “and we look forward to creating an entertainment destination that Medina and all of Northeast Ohio can be proud of.”
Once completed, Foundry Social, Franklin Brewing and High Voltage will
occupy roughly 40% of The Foundry, leaving plenty of room for additional
attractions. Cordray said it has been incredibly rewarding to modernize
The Foundry and give it new life. The charm of this historical Medina
Landmark, with it’s 46’ high ceilings, massive girders, and hot rivets,
will be tastefully retained. Part of the modernization is the planned
installation of a cutting-edge rooftop solar array. As Cordray said,
“The Foundry made a difference for the people of Medina 100 plus years
ago. That’s our mission too.”
Foundry Social and Franklin Brewing will add at least 25 new jobs, and Cordray said he anticipates Foundry Social “will bring tens of thousands of visitors to Medina each year, and that will have a positive impact on other community businesses.”
Medina Mayor Dennis Hanwell is excited about the project as well. “The city of Medina’s slogan is ‘Preserving the Past. Forging the Future,’ and the Foundry Social project is doing that – literally. The Foundry dates back to 1850, and High Voltage Karting did a great job breathing new life into the building and preserving a piece of Medina history. With Foundry Social, Franklin Brewing and High Voltage occupying less than half of the space in the facility, they have truly preserved the past and brought it into the future. I can’t think of a better example of our town’s slogan, and I can't wait to see what's next!”
According to Steve Madden, General Manager of Foundry Social, the tentative
grand opening is set for October. Madden said Foundry Social will host
a hiring fair in late summer. “We are looking for friendly and customer-oriented
bartenders, cooks, servers and maintenance staff,” he said. Madden
encourages anyone interested to watch the Foundry Social Facebook page
and Twitter account or visit TheFoundrySocial.com, where details about
the hiring fair will be posted.
Foundry Social, High Voltage Karting and Franklin Brewing are all located at 333 Foundry Street, Medina, Ohio 44256.
Gene Whaley, Director of Sales and Marketing
About Foundry Social
Combining an incredible assortment of games, delicious food and refreshing drinks, Foundry Social is a destination for games and fun in Northeast Ohio. Visitors can challenge their friends and family to games like duckpin bowling, billiards, ping pong, shuffleboard and bocce, as well as a wide selection of pinball and arcade games. Complimenting the high-performance fun of High Voltage Karting, Foundry Social is setting a new standard for entertainment in Northeast Ohio. For more information, visit TheFoundrySocial.com.
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We are looking for friendly, fun, customer-oriented bartenders, cooks, servers and maintenance staff to help Foundry Social’s guests enjoy their experience.
Interested? Please fill out an application and we'll be in touch! Be sure to also watch this page for official hiring fair information!
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