Dale Kroop, Director
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NEW CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER MONKEY JOE'S COMBINES FAMILY, FUN AND EXCERCISE
Hamden, Conn. (Sept. 10, 2013) – Monkey Joe’s, a popular inflatables-filled indoor play and party center that provides families with engaging activity and entertainment, bounces into Hamden at 35 Marne St. Local residents and franchisees Sonny and Krishna Desai and Reshma and Amit Patel are bringing Monkey Joe’s to the Hamden community after seeing a need for options for children’s activities in the area.
“I am thrilled to open Monkey Joe’s in Hamden,” explains Sonny Desai, owner of Hamden’s Monkey Joe’s. “It’s rare to find a family-friendly destination that provides both enjoyment and exercise for kids. As a parent, I was looking for something to do with my children and realized there were limited options in the area. We can’t wait to bring this value and much-needed family entertainment to the Hamden area.”
Walk into Monkey Joe’s and you will find a 16,000 square foot space with bright décor and wall-to-wall inflatables, providing fun in the form of bouncing, sliding and jumping. With a main play center and a separate Mini Monkey Zone for toddlers three and under, Monkey Joe’s is suitable for all kids 12 years-old and younger. In addition, Monkey Joe’s will offer more than 20 arcade games and a variety of snacks and beverages, so kids can be kids and play to redeem prizes. The Mini Monkey Zone is a new design for Monkey Joe’s, featuring sensory panels that allow toddlers to explore and engage all five senses while playing.
The facility also provides a variety of party packages, group sales and fundraising opportunities. A proven favorite, birthday parties, can accommodate small and large groups. Birthday party packages cover all your party needs, including courtesy set-up and clean-up, invitations for your guests, a dedicated Monkey Joe’s party host, drinks, paper plates, cups, tablecloth and utensils.
A destination that also caters to parents, Monkey Joe's provides a long-overdue component to play centers: an unmatched parent lounge with comfortable seating, computer stations and a flat screen TV. As an added bonus, the entire facility provides free, high-speed Internet access.
“There is something for every member of the family at Monkey Joe’s,” explains Desai. “According to the CDC, the recommended amount of exercise a child should get per day is 60 minutes. At Monkey Joe’s, children can engage in that much-needed physical activity while parents can socialize in a space that is not only in clear view of their children, but relaxing as well.”
All Monkey Joe’s locations have committed to full jump sanitation from Swisher Hygiene, the country’s leading provider of commercial hygiene services. The service is intended to reduce exposure to germs and cross-contamination for all who visit and play at Monkey Joe’s, making it a cleaner environment than public playgrounds, schools, daycares and amusement parks. Monkey Joe's has also developed its own Safety Access Child Control System (SACCS) to create a safe environment for kids to play and parents piece of mind. Children receive arm bands matching them to their parent. These arm bands are adhered from the minute the child steps into Monkey Joe’s, and are checked by Monkey Joe’s employees upon exiting the facility.
“Safety and cleanliness for the families who enjoy our facilities is a top priority. From the time our guests enter and are processed through the SACCS to when they play on the first inflatable, we strive to offer peace of mind to parents by offering the highest standards of safety and cleanliness,” explains Sonny Crumpton, brand leader for Monkey Joe’s.
With 57 locations nationwide, Monkey Joe’s has proved to be a promising business venture. “We’re excited about Monkey Joe’s success and contribute it to the core values of the brand, extensive corporate support and finding the perfect franchisee partners,” continues Crumpton. “Monkey Joe’s is a unique concept that strives to combine fun, family and exercise in a safe and clean environment.”
The Hamden Monkey Joe’s is located at 35 Marne St. Operating hours are Monday - Sunday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. The store phone number is 203-230-9922.
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