BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Suggesting the indoor playground business model just doesn’t work in South Florida, Boca Play Station is closing its doors — forever — on June 1st.
BocaNewsNow.com has learned that parents scheduling birthday parties for the summer months are being informed today that the business is shutting down. We have learned it is for sale.
Boca Play Station, in the “Commons Town Centre” near Glades and Butts Roads was the sole survivor of the indoor playground marketplace designed for toddlers in and around Boca Raton. Latte Fun closed in 2012. Playtown Cafe closed in 2013. Monkey Joe’s — an indoor bounce house center in West Boca Raton– remains open but is designed for older children.
Boca Play Station, Latte Fun and Playtown Cafe were often packed on weekend mornings — offering parents a place to watch their children play — or play with their children — in a safe, indoor environment. Admission to the facilities ranged from $6 to $15 depending on the child’s age. Parents also rented the centers for turnkey, all-inclusive birthday parties — ranging from $400 to $700.
Here is the letter sent this morning to customers:
As many of you know, Boca Play Station is the premier indoor playground and café in the south Florida area. We have strived to make every visit a safe, fun and memorable experience for our wonderful children, as well as their loving parents, grandparents and caregivers.
The current owners of Boca Play Station are citizens of the UK and run successful businesses in their own country. For the past year or so, Boca Play Station has been run as a satellite business, with the owners out of the country.
It has become too difficult to keep this successful business operating while not being in the United States. The owners of Boca Play Station have made the decision to either offer the business for sale or, unhappily, close our doors.
This is an incredible opportunity for someone to get into a premier business, centrally located, and with a huge, loyal client base, for an incredible price. The owners are willing to negotiate fairly in order to keep Boca Play Station as the high end facility that it has become.
Please contact Federico Rochwerger (Keyes Company) with questions as to how you can take over this great business. His contact number is: 561-988-2266.
If a suitable buyer does not come along by June 1, 2014, we have sadly decided to close our doors. The facility will run at full operations until the June 1st date. All passes must be used by that date in order to receive full value.
Any birthday parties booked up until June 1, will be run with the same enthusiasm we have put into our special events from day one.
The situation of the current owners has opened up this incredible opportunity for someone looking to step into a truly “turn-key” operation.
We look forward to speaking with you and we have appreciated each and every one of our loyal customers over the past 4 years.