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THE NEW NORMAL
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THE NEW NORMAL

Everyone’s hope for the new year was for COVID-19 to disappear, but unfortunately that’s not how global pandemics work. However, whatever lies ahead, the Main Event (scheduled to open in the spring 2021) is prepared for whatever precautions they may need to enforce.  At Main Event venues across the country, health and safety is a...

It’s the little things
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It’s the little things

Modern and bold yet simplistic architecture is only one way of describing the work being brought to life at The Factory. This shot from A.R.K. Images captures the upper corner of one of two outdoor balconies. We weren’t kidding when we said they thought of everything. On the upper level of the venue, these outdoor...

crowd pleasing news
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crowd pleasing news

It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching almost a year since we were able to attend and engage in live entertainment performances. Although the pandemic has temporarily put a halt on events such as concerts, open mic nights, festivals, theater productions, etc., the construction of The Factory in Chesterfield remains in progress.  With the short...

A GLIMPSE BEHIND THE CURTAIN
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A GLIMPSE BEHIND THE CURTAIN

For almost a year, members of the community have seen The Factory take shape from the ground up – literally. What started out as steel beams and poured concrete has transformed into the shell of the up-and-coming concert venue for Chesterfield Valley. Construction workers have worked together day after day to execute the plans of...

TOPPING IT OFF
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TOPPING IT OFF

A new addition has taken place along the Chesterfield Valley shops and to The Factory and the Main Event. A charcoal grey roof has been placed in contrast to the new paint job many buildings received.  This minor addition has drawn quite the attention of many daily commuters as well as improved the overall appearance...

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SYSTEM
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COMMUNITY SUPPORT SYSTEM

COVID-19 brought the unexpected and took a toll on many businesses and events in 2020. Restricting guidelines made even the most casual gatherings seem unsafe at times, which slowed so many original plans down. The District’s construction was one of many postponements and surprise obstacles that were (and are currently) being worked through.  Despite the...

daily views
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daily views

If you commute I-64 on the daily, you’ve probably been seeing the gradual progression of the upcoming District’s construction. In times like these, it can be hard to envision the final result, but there’s a little hidden gem that may make the future seem closer.  Our reader board graphics cycle through on the daily demonstrating...

Trust the process
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Trust the process

Like many things this year, the unexpected took over strictly scheduled plans. While the pandemic may have halted vacations, graduations, concerts, and other large gatherings, it also impacted the world of construction. Lack of resources, changes of weather, and safety of workers all had to be kept in mind while proceeding with The District’s construction...

What is the Main Event?
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What is the Main Event?

A 50,000-square-foot bowling-anchored indoor entertainment venue. Main Event Entertainment, a Dallas-based entertainment venue operator with almost 40 locations, is planning the new complex on Chesterfield Airport Road just east of the intersection of Interstate 64 and Long Road. Get ready, folks!

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