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Entertainment development planned in Branson

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A multifaceted entertainment complex is in the works in Branson.

MMTC Development Group LLC is behind the concept called The Social Birdy, according to a news release. The 9,000-square-foot project includes a restaurant operated by Downing Street Pour House, an 18-hole putting course and pickleball courts.

“We want to create a setting where people of all ages can have fun, but also where active adults can leave the kids behind and engage in lively games while pursuing their own hobbies and interests," said Trey Pelz, founder and partner of MMTC Development Group, in the release. "We want The Social Birdy to become people's default for date night."

Located west of Target on 3 acres along Branson Hills Parkway, the development's construction is expected to start soon and be completed to open later this year. Architect and engineering firm Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective is named on renderings provided with the release. Pelz said via email the project cost is roughly $3.5 million.

The Social Birdy's planned features include:
• a 200-seat restaurant from Downing Street Pour House of Hollister;
• a 2,000-square-foot full-service golf shop carrying brand names, such as TaylorMade, Titleist, Cobra, Nike and Puma, along with an area for golf lessons and custom club fitting;
• five golf simulator bays;
• four outdoor pickleball courts; and
• putting green, bocce ball, pool, ping-pong, shuffleboard, darts and cornhole.

“It’s a testament to the Branson market when we have another successful developer building such a remarkable new business,” said Jonas Arjes, executive vice president and chief economic development officer for the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB and Taney County Partnership, in the release.

Prior to becoming the founder of MMTC Development Group, Pelz sold Clear Entertainment and Marketing Group LLC in 2019. He said this morning that he opened Branson Wash Co. car wash a year ago.

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