Topgolf tees off construction of new location in Cranston

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — The long wait for Topgolf to begin construction in Cranston is about to end.

Developers will officially broke ground for the new location at Sockanosset Cross Road Wednesday.

Gov. Dan McKee and Mayor Ken Hopkins joined developers and Topgolf at the 10 a.m. ceremony.

“The start of construction on Topgolf in Cranston shows that Rhode Island is an attractive place to do business and is yet another example of the economic momentum we are seeing in the state,” said McKee.

By a 9-0 vote, the Cranston City Council approved Topgolf to come to the city in 2019. The venue was slated to open at the former Citizens Bank in 2021, but was turned into a vaccination site by the state during the pandemic.

Hopkins expressed his excitement for the new facility, saying, “This destination facility will bring families and visitors to the City of Cranston. I have been working on this project since my time on the City Council, and I know that Topgolf will be an outstanding attraction in our City.”

“Topgolf is a venue that the residents of Cranston have been excited about for 3 years. It will both a source of entertainment and a source of revenue to Cranston,” added Council Vice President Robert Ferri.

This will be the sports entertainment company’s first location in Rhode Island.

The Top Golf venue is estimated to bring in $1.4 million in yearly tax revenue as well as 450 jobs–150 of them full-time.

 

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