02-23-12 - Official Announcement from Cool Combat, LLC :
* CoolCombat Indoor CQB - Coming SUMMER 2012 !!!
As of today Thursday, Feb 23rd, we have now closed the deal and officially purchased a building in Lexington ... It has been a long process of negotiations, inspections and more recently waiting this last month for results on a Phase-1 EPA study. But, all that is behind us and now, I am ready to move forward with creating the Largest Indoor Airsoft Arena on the East Coast !
The property is located one block off South Main Street in Lexington, NC, just 15-20 minutes from the current outdoor field, down Hwy 52 South ( Exit 86 ).
The building itself is an old factory, and as far as I know, it will be the only Indoor Airsoft Arena possibly within the entire USA, which exists in an old factory. It has 64,000 sq ft and is situated on 10 acres. Currently, I plan on having over 50,000 sq ft of space dedicated for Airsoft.
FYI - The Building was originally built in 1909 and served as The Dacotah Cotton Mill, until the late 1990's when it was converted over to T.I. Industries, who made and sold wooden pictures frames throughout the World ... The property became available for Lease in 2008 and only recently became available for purchase. And as soon as it did, I made an offer to purchase it on Jan. 12th, 2012. Overall, this property has a rich history and it has been my favorite property since the first time I saw it last May.
I do hope that you all will appreciate all the time and effort and know that this represents a ton of hardwork and due diligence ... And so now finally, over one year and 75 buildings later, I am very "happy" and pleased to make this announcement ... I believe that this Airsoft Arena can be something that the Airsoft Community here in North Carolina can be proud of and also enjoy playing at for many years to come !
* Also, please allow me to make the following statements, so that you all better understand the "time frame" and what has to happen from here on out :
- Work Schedule & Time Frame :
1 - Next Week : The "Clean Up" process can begin ...
2 - Also, the Architect can now finish the final "Appendix B Drawings," and when he is done,
then we can meet with the Fire Marshall and Building Inspector, in order to get their approval for moving forward ...
3 - 1st Full Week in March : Upon getting their approval, I will have to file for Construction permits and then the Construction and Remodeling phase can begin.
4 - The Construction and Remodeling phase could take 2-3 months, if everything goes well, as there is a lot to do ...
5 - Once the construction phase is done, then we have to get "the final inspection" done by the Fire Marshall and Building Inspector.
6 - If we pass these inspections, then we can apply for a "Certificate of Occupancy."
7 - Once that is received, then we are good to go and we can be open for business !
* Other Points of Interest :
1 - Rules and Regs for the Indoor CQB will be posted closer to the time when we actually open ... However, I don't see anything being much different than the rules already suggested by the NCAO.
Possible FPS Limits Indoor CQB :
.20 BB = 350 FPS
.25 BB = 310 FPS
2 - Hours & Prices will also be posted closer to the time when we actually open ...
3 - And lastly, we gotta show you something, right ... However, please keep in mind,
I just closed on the property today, so these images are definately considered as "before" shots ...
Click Here to View More Photos - Hope You like what you see - Let me know !!!