The founder of barbecue chain Famous Dave’s (which has locations in the Northeast and Springfield) is opening his own amuseument park. “Famous Dave” Anderson is opening the $135 million KeyLime Cove, a 400-room water park resort located halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago. Here’s the scoop:
At KeyLime Cove, that world is a tropical resort, awash in pastel colors, with umbrella drinks, floral scents and a layout of shops and restaurants designed to resemble a Key West street. The 65,000-square-foot water park has huge tube and body slides, a lazy river, whirlpools and other features.
Anderson also touts an attention to details. The bedsheets have a higher thread count than those found at other hotels, so they’re more comfortable, he said. The rooms feature flat-screen TVs, high-end Keurig coffee makers and other amenities. Guests, including children, can use their wristbands - equipped with radio transmitters - to pay for meals, arcade game tokens and other items, allowing them to explore the resort without having to carry cash or credit cards. The restaurants include D.W. Anderson’s Eatery and Ice Cream Parlor, which Anderson hopes to turn into a chain of free-standing, franchised locations. The menu features burgers and other comfort food.
What can you say… Dave likes naming the restaurants after himself.
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