Drive Shack to Open 62,000 SF Golf, Entertainment Venue in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Golf entertainment concept Drive Shack has unveiled plans to open a 62,000-square-foot venue at the site of the former Times-Picayune building at 3800 Howard Ave. in New Orleans. Drive Shack will demolish the facility to make way for the new three-story entertainment complex, which will feature 90 indoor driving range bays, a restaurant, corporate and group event space, additional lounge areas and parking. The $29 million project is expected to be up and running by 2019, according to local media reports. Ryan Pécot and Saban Sellers of Stirling Properties represented Drive Shack in the lease negotiations. The New Orleans facility is one of five planned locations in the United States. Drive Shack opened its flagship location in Orlando earlier this month. Other planned locations include West Palm Beach, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; Marietta, Ga.; and Richmond, Va.