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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 10:09 am

Laser X to reopen 8 months after fire

Sherry Slater | The Journal Gazette

A local laser tag center is ready for its resurrection eight months after a fire burned the recreation center down to its concrete foundation. Officials believe a faulty lighting fixture touched off the blaze.

Lazer X, 244 Fernhill Ave., will open to the public at 1 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters and first responders were invited Wednesday and Thursday to experience the updated facility, which cost almost $2 million to rebuild and outfit. The new design includes a four-story laser tag arena.

"We want to think them for responding so quickly and keeping everybody safe," manager Tim Kintz said. "We're opening up so they can come and have some fun."

A grand opening celebration is scheduled for July 15.

"Lazer X appreciates all the support of the community and we are so grateful for the patience everyone has shown us the past few months," the operators said in a news release. "The management and crew are looking forward to serving the community again."

sslater@jg.net