R1 Indoor Karting Entertainment Center is certainly delivering on their promise to provide “entertainment” with the opening of FUEL Restaurant & Sports Bar, adding even more dynamic amenities to their already thrilling venue. FUEL, a meticulously designed urban atmosphere devised with the foodie in mind, is slated to open just above the R1 Indoor Karting Center in Lincoln on Thursday, February 1.
Designed by Dutch designer Hans Snoeijen, FUEL is set on a beautiful mezzanine surrounded by 25 foot high ceilings, exposed brick walls and large windows for patrons to see the captivating karting action below or the stunning skyviews above. FUEL’s 16,800 square feet of space is comprised of unique lighting, raw materials and repurposed finishings, all of which were designed to provide the perfect, rustic-chic setting for all to enjoy, whether with friends, on a date or with the family.
“In order to truly live up to our “entertainment center” name, we wanted to provide our guests with an experience like no other in Rhode Island.” says Mike Hezemans, world-renowned race car driver and the mastermind behind the FUEL and R1 Indoor Karting Entertainment Center concept . “Our goal is to create compelling, cutting-edge customer experiences for our guests. There is nothing ‘ordinary’ about visiting R1 Indoor Karting. And there is certainly nothing ‘ordinary’ about FUEL either.”
FUEL features a large full-service bar that can accommodate 35 patrons, while the entire restaurant including the VIP room can accommodate 450 for service. The restaurant menu will provide some unique offerings for patrons, featuring gourmet comfort food as well as healthy fare, such as bacon wrapped dates, brick oven pizzas, chicken wings, a gourmet burger with truffle fries, a quinoa salad or a rotisserie chicken dinner. The open-concept kitchen features a beautiful brick pizza oven as it’s centerpiece, just next to the copper and gun metal clad bar and several large flat screen TV’s. FUEL is also home to four boutique white bowling lanes and two billiards tables.
“We hope to utilize our entire entertainment center for corporate and other types of events year round and have built various party packages to accommodate parties of 10 to over 400,” says Derek Emery, director of operations for FUEL. “Fuel’s VIP room can accommodate up to 200 people for private corporate events, along with smaller parties who wish to enjoy our bowling lanes, billiards or karting for birthdays, bachelor parties and more.”
FUEL will be located on the second floor of R1 Indoor Karting at 100 Higginson Ave in Lincoln, RI and will be open Monday through Thursday; 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., Friday; 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., Saturday; from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. and Sunday; 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Edmond Leidesdorf, one of the owners of the Collyer Entertainment Center building that now houses FUEL states, “Our complex is already home to some of the best family and corporate entertainment in the market, including indoor karting, rock climbing, batting cages, paintball, laser tag, arcades and more. We are absolutely thrilled to add an incredible bar and restaurant, along with bowling and billiards to that growing list of fun activities we provide here. We are a hidden gem in northern Rhode Island with so much to offer the community and will continue to ensure there is no better entertainment complex around.”
A private Grand Opening and Press Preview Party will take place Thursday, February 1 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a ribbon cutting taking place at 3:30 p.m. FUEL will open to the public at 7:00 p.m. that evening.
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About FUEL Restaurant & Sports Bar
FUEL Restaurant & Sports Bar was meticulously designed to create a unique, urban atmosphere for all to enjoy whether you are racing that day or not. This locale is created for the foodie in mind who desires a quality experience and a great tasting meal. With a full-service liquor bar and several large flat screens, our menu includes gourmet comfort and healthy fare. Fuel also features four boutique white bowling lanes, two billiards tables, and private event space that can accommodate up to 200 people. FUEL is located at 100 Higginson Ave, Lincoln, RI. For more information, visit www.fuelrestaurant.com.
R1 Indoor Karting Entertainment Center
Meticulously planned by veteran European go kart operator and former professional race car driver Mike Hezemans, R1 Indoor Karting is an exciting, 90,000 sq. ft. indoor entertainment venue, featuring two climate-controlled, state of the art European style electric go kart asphalt tracks at the core of the action. R1 Indoor Karting is a unique, state of the art experience, superior to anything found in the United States. R1 Indoor Karting is located at 100 Higginson Ave, Lincoln, RI. For more information, visit www.r1indoorkarting.com.
About Collyer Entertainment Complex
Collyer Entertainment Complex is a large indoor complex which includes R1 Indoor Karting, Fuel Restaurant & Sports Bar, Battlegroundz Laser Tag, Paintball and Arcade, KR Baseball Academy and Rock Spot Climbing. Collyer Entertainment Complex is located at 100 Higginson Ave, Lincoln, RI.