A $25 million entertainment complex set to open in Hutto in early 2024 will bring the growing city its first movie theater, city officials said.
Mayor Mike Snyder said Friday that it “helps put the Hutt on the map and ticks a lot of boxes about what the people of the Hutt want in terms of entertainment and things they can do for their families.” think.
EVO Entertainment Group plans to break ground on the complex in the spring, the company’s chief executive, Mitch Roberts, said at the city council meeting on Thursday. According to a city news release, the complex includes eight movie screens with dining and all-reclining seating, 10 bowling lanes, 7,200 square feet of games, attractions, and virtual his reality. I have.
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It will also feature a bar/lounge area, patio and private event space, according to the release. He said the complex is separated from 79 US states, with nearly 130 in Texas.
The venue is expected to provide $3 million in sales tax annually, which will increase the city’s sales tax revenue by about 25%, the release said. The city also provides his EVO with a sales tax refund of no more than $5 million over 10 years, Snyder said.
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Roberts says there are 18 EVOs in five states, including one in Kyle. The company is based in Austin, he said.
“Hutto’s rapid growth and recognition as a great place to raise a family is perfectly aligned with our strategic growth initiatives for 2023 and beyond,” said Roberts in a news release.
Hutto’s housing growth during the COVID-19 pandemic has helped attract businesses to the area, Snyder said. The city currently has about 30,000 inhabitants.
“I’ve been telling people for a long time that commercials[developments]follow the roof,” he said.