Lights out for Laserblast

Laserblast, Escape Rooms Central Coast and UV Putt Putt have closed their Charmhaven premises.

Owner’s Geoff and Wendy Francis say they made the difficult decision to close up shop due to COVID-19.

“With the end of our lease coming up and trying to negotiate a reduced rent, we were suddenly forced to close down due to COVID-19, so we made the very hard decision not to renew our lease.

“With an uncertain future we simply cannot afford to continue and meet the rental payments,” the Francis’ said.

The Francis’ have been operating Laserblast for the past nine years, and in that time, they’ve been embraced by the people of the Coast.

“We have enjoyed and appreciated significant local support over the past nine years and have been pleased to celebrate over 5,000 kid’s birthdays, hosted numerous vacation care groups, weekly school sport sessions, scouts and guides, sporting teams, and many other special events.

“We have had a great team who are like family, and they have worked hard to make sure that everyone had fun playing laser tag with us, thank you all,” the couple said.

But the adventure’s not over yet, with the couple now exploring options to take their laser tag offering mobile.

They say they’re also keen to find a new home for their escape rooms post COVID-19.

Website, May 21
Geoff and Wendy Francis, Laserblast
Reporter: Dilon Luke