Mega entertainment complex from Austin to open at The Farm in Allen
There's a little bit of Austin fun coming to Allen: High 5 Entertainment, an experiential entertainment company, will open a massive gaming venue in the splashy new development The Farm in Allen, where it promises to unleash a copious dose of games and amusements.
According to a release, it will open a venue in Allen in fall 2023, occupying three-plus acres of frontage on the south side of SH-121/Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Road.
High 5 is from Austin, where it made its debut in the Lakeway area in 2016. That was followed by a second location, a smaller boutique entertainment venue in central Austin, that co-founders Jennifer and Scott Emley opened in 2018 with managing partners Keri and Brad Little.
The Allen location will feature traditional High 5 attractions, including:
- 24 lanes of bowling
- 2-story laser tag arena
- axe throwing
- their signature “Up Top” boutique bowling lounge
- escape rooms
- resort-style miniature golf course
What, no pickleball? The complex will also feature bars, event spaces, and will serve food and beverages.
High 5 will be neighbors with the much-buzzed-about The Hub, an open-air entertainment venue from Seaside, Florida. The developers behind it all feel confident that the synergy of The Hub and High 5 will inaugurate The Farm in Allen as the entertainment mecca for Collin County.
"Our goal at the Farm in Allen is to bring in a diverse tenant mix that will provide Allen and surrounding communities new and innovative options, and we have found that with High 5,” says Bruce Heller, President of JaRyCo, in a statement. "With a heavily landscaped miniature golf course plus options like axe throwing, virtual reality attractions and a full bar and scratch kitchen, High 5 will offer something for everyone, and we so glad to have them join The Farm."
JaRyCo Development, along with original landowners the Johnson family, are choosing venues for The Farm in Allen that will reflect its original history of gathering, community, and making memories.
The Farm in Allen will eventually have office space, retail, a hotel, restaurants, townhomes, and 2,400 urban residential units, a 1.5-acre lake, boardwalk restaurants, hike and bike trails, and a 16-acre greenbelt along Watters Creek.