New hotel and entertainment center opening in Florence

New hotel and entertainment center opening in Florence

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - If you live in Florence, a new entertainment center is coming your way.

The Stricklin Hotel won't be any ordinary hotel. it has 24 hotel rooms, a bowling alley, arcade, bar and restaurant all under one roof. This is like nothing the Shoals has ever seen.

Lauderdale tourism director of operations Alison Stanfield said the new addition to Florence will get more local people active in the downtown area. She said the hotel and game center will give people more reason to stick around Florence.

"Visitors, especially millennials and young baby boomers, are looking for an experience when they travel this new hotel will allow tourist to have an unforgettable time," said Stanfield.

Stanfield said this is great for Florence as developers see more businesses like this come to the shoals it entices them to get in on the action.

The hotel is expected to open to the public starting Friday.

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