INDIANAPOLIS — Southwest Indianapolis will soon be home to a sports entertainment development that's expected to bring dozens of jobs to the area.
It's called Back 9 Golf & Entertainment and it's expected to open in May of this year.
It will have 75 golf bays, a restaurant, a beer garden and meeting spaces once complete. They're expected to hire between 100-200 people.
The 58,500 square foot development is being built just along the White River, near West Morris and Dover streets.
That part of town took a bit hit after a GM stamping plant closed in 2011. The space has stayed vacant, with plans for pharmaceutical company Elanco to go there. People who live in the area are hopeful Back 9 Golf & Entertainment is a sign of good things to come for their neighborhood.
The venue is owned by Paul Page and is a technology and operational partner with Dallas-based Flite Golf & Entertainment, founded by James Vollbrecht, the company's Chief Technology Officer.