Wyandotte's Lollipop Play Lounge Has Closed

The indoor play area for children 0-6 was open for only a couple months.

It was a first-of-its-kind in Wyandotte, but the Lollipop Play Lounge has closed after only being open a couple months.

The colorful, candy-themed, indoor play area for children 0-6 closed its doors sometime in December, according to parents who patronized the business.

The company's phone number has been disconnected and its Facebook page has been deactivated. Its website is still up, but doesn't mention the business being closed. An email sent through the website seeking comment was not returned.

Natalie Rankine, director of Wyandotte's Downtown Development Authority, said she has tried to contact the business owners, but has been unable to reach them. She did speak with a relative of one of the owners who said the business is up for sale and won't be reopening unless it sells.

In addition to offering drop-in playtime, the business also sold packages of eight visits for $40 or unlimited monthly visits for $50. Rankine said she's heard from upset customers who prepaid for future visits.

Anyone in that situation should contact the business through the email form on its website, Rankine said.

Steve January 18, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Why would anyone prepay for a business like that? Did anyone think it was going to last and be some huge staple in Wyandotte for years to come?
Patty March 10, 2013 at 01:12 AM
Because it was a fun place for children to play Steve! Too bad more people didn't get the idea...I guess down river is not ready for a place like that! It was very cute and reasonable priced....
Steve March 11, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Wait, you blame it on Downriver and not the owners of the business?
Patty March 15, 2013 at 02:40 AM
I'm not blaming it on anyone! Did you read the word "blame" on my comment? I went there to play with my two daughters when it was open and heard from other mothers they liked the idea but not the price! One momther who lives in the city said that its a lower income area and people can't afford it?!
KATHY SLACK March 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Patty, how many children did this lady have with her? I have 3 myself and between ballet, martial arts, tap and very soon baseball, yes it was over priced. I can pay $69 I can renew my Toledo zoo pass which is good for one year, so why drop $50 for one month of visits at a place like this with the horrible hours they offered? I was excited that this place opened and made SEVERAL attempts to take my children there. They were open for the stay at home moms primarily, this probably had much to do with their lack of success.
KATHY SLACK March 16, 2013 at 11:34 PM
And no...that is not a crack against stay at home moms either......when they are only open to 3:00/4:00 whatever it was, they lost the young school age kid market too which would be kids who fall in the age of 2 of my 3 kids.


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