The public will get its first taste of Roller Jam at the Grand Opening on Friday, June 10, with bosses behind the project hoping it will bring something “new and fresh” to the UK’s second city.
Opening on Glover Street in the heart of Digbeth, the site includes a spacious skating rink with private booths, live DJs, stage shows, cinema screens, street food, and bars.
The highly anticipated project has been supported by John Gregory at Leamington law firm Wright Hassall to secure its entertainment and alcohol licence, with final preparations in place ahead of its grand unveiling just weeks away.
Roller Jam is the brainchild of four business partners, including Jerry McGrath who has run Jerry’s Roller Disco for 25 years and was a former roller-skating champion in England, Lenny Scarlett who is involved in the popular Digbeth Dining Club and Mama Roux’s, George Kafetzis who is co-founder of The Funky Bear Group and known in the local electronic music scene, and entrepreneur Rue Jay who is renowned in the nightclub industry after successful events in the West Midlands and Ibiza circuit.
The site will open seven-days-a-week, offering day events and designated family-friendly sessions, as well as evening and adult-only events.
Food and drink vendors include The Funky Bear, Gyros Guru, alongside weekly guest traders, while there will also be a mezzanine platform with dramatic views of the historic canals of Digbeth.
The venue’s launch has seen huge interest already, with more than 200 tickets to the Grand Opening having been sold in the first 24 hours of going on sale.