Monkey Joe's has bounced into Hamden at 35 Marne St. Local residents Sonny and Krishna Desai and Reshma and Amit Patel said they saw a need for options for children’s activities in the area.
“I am thrilled to open Monkey Joe’s in Hamden,” said Sonny Desai. “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.”
The 16,000 square foot space is filled 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.
A destination that also caters to parents, Monkey Joe's provides a parent lounge with comfortable seating, computer stations and a flat screen TV and high-speed Internet access.
“There is something for every member of the family at Monkey Joe’s,” Desai said. “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.”
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.