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The Speed Club closed last year. Its former location has a new tenant, and it has an NFL connection

Screenshot of the Speed Club Center. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Big Boss)
Screenshot of the Speed Club Center. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Big Boss)

NEWPORT NEWS — The Speed Club Center in Denbigh closed last year and as of April, the building has a new tenant.

Surge Adventure Park.

“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.

While the Speed Club Center website and its Facebook page no longer exist, the company’s Twitter handle has not been deleted.

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.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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