A new virtual reality arcade is planned for the Bodo area of downtown Boise.

Brendan Smythe, owner of the VR1 arcade, started work on a new location on Broad Street. It will pop up in the former location of the Ava Rae Boutique, across the street from Regal Edwards Boise downtown.

Smythe said many of his Eagle customers live in Boise and wanted to see a location closer to home.

VR1 will join another entertainment-focused business coming to Bodo in coming months — Voicebox Karaoke.