By the end of 2018, trampoline fans in or near East Peoria won't have to jump across the Illinois River to get their kicks.
Elevate Trampoline Park is opening a second location in the Peoria area, it was announced Monday morning. The site at 105 N. Main St. in East Peoria is to complement the original Elevate location at 8800 N. Allen Road in Peoria.
The East Peoria location formerly housed MC Sports. That sporting-goods chain filed for bankruptcy last year and closed all its stores.
"The space is in great shape," Elevate co-owner Liz Wilson told Nick in the Morning.
Wilson did not offer a firm opening date for the East Peoria Elevate but said it probably would debut sometime this year.
The 23,000-square-foot-facility is to include an open trampoline court, a trampoline dodgeball arena and slam-dunk basketball area, foam pits, a rock wall and other elements, according to a news release Wilson issued.
Some of the East Peoria features will replicate those at the Peoria location, Wilson said. Others will be unique.
Food and WiFi are to be available in East Peoria, the news release stated.
The Peoria Elevate opened last year in a former warehouse. It's proved popular with children, although it's open to all ages.
Elevate originated in the Phoenix suburbs. Another location opened near Albuquerque, N.M. Closer to home, other Elevate outlets are planned for Champaign and Milan, near the Quad Cities.