NEWPORT NEWS — The Speed Club Center in Denbigh closed last year and as of April, the building has a new tenant.
“Thanks to the Virginia peninsula chamber of commerce for hosting this event we are excited and proud to bring our brand of fun to your community,” Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, and co-owner of Surge Adventure Parks, said in a Facebook live video in April of this year. “At Surge we are all about friends, family and fun, see you there.”
The amusement park is a national chain with another location in Virginia Beach.
The Speed Club Center closed on Dec. 17, 2018 without much fanfare.
On it’s business page, which has since been deleted, the company thanked its customers for its support and announced the business closing after two years of operation.
The business, known for indoor kart racing, was located in the Denbigh Shopping Center, 14346 Warwick Blvd., across the street from the Virgil I. Grissom Library.
Kim Lee, spokeswoman for the city, said the business did not get any money from the city.
“No, they do not receive any incentives from the city”, Lee wrote in a text message.
Groupon tickets are listed as not yet available yet the business is still listed on the discount coupon retailer’s website.
However, the business did file their closing paperwork with the city in December 2018.
It’s unclear why the speed club closed and WYDaily was not able to reach the business owner, Fast Cap VA LLC for comment.