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Former Grand Prix Site May House Laser Tag, Mini-Golf

Resident purchased the property in September and will submit plans to Planning Board later this month.

Question: What's going on with the old Grand Prix property?

Answer: Potentially, something very exciting.

Later this month, Tewksbury resident Gary Brown will submit plans to the Planning Board to construct a family recreation/entertainment complex on the property.

If the board approves his plans and the proper permits are obtained, Brown said the facility would include an indoor Laser Tag facility, as well as a miniature golf course outside.

"It could be the only 'themed' indoor Laser Tag arena in Greater Boston," said Brown, adding that his vision for the mini-golf course is beyond what one might find at an amusement park.

"It will be really nice with tropical landscaping and running stream."

It's been nearly two decades since go-carts whirred around the Grand Prix course, which is located at 2087 Main St. The property was in bank ownership when Brown purchased it back in September. He said that with two children in the school system, he wanted to be able to create something for local families and teens.

Brown will present his plans to the Planning Board on Feb. 16 and is scheduled to appear before the board on March 12. According to Brown, his plans call for renovating the present 5,000 square foot building on the side, while constructing a 4,000 square foot addition.

In addition to the Laser Tag and mini-golf, he is also hoping to include a food area, featuring pizza and ice cream.

Because of the properties proximity to wetlands and the river, Brown also needs approval from the Conservation Commission, whom he has appeared before once already.

Kelly Joyce September 10, 2012 at 10:07 PM
How do you go about applying for a jobat this facility??
Meg Ro September 18, 2012 at 12:49 AM
how do i apply?
Barbara Saunders September 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Merrimack Valley Pavilion has a facebook page and i believe there's an email address on it to apply for a job.
Arlene P. Cavallaro-Morash September 24, 2012 at 09:49 PM
I have a few questions. I have watched the construction of MVP since it began and no one seems to know anything. There is a sign with NO phone number. I wanted to get information regarding one of my grandson's upcoming birthday party. I have called a few of the business owners that are on the property and no one knows anything or so they say. Any suggestions???
TONY D September 25, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Why don't you call the owner - Gary Brown - 978-640-0144

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