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Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States, 2014/05/16 - Sky Zone, one of the top family entertainment companies in the U.S. and Canada, has leased space in a Mericle Construction flex building near Pittston, PA. The company will open its indoor trampoline park and dodge ball facility in September.
Sky Zone, which claims to offer the “ultimate 3-D play experience” will open Northeastern Pennsylvania’s first-ever indoor trampoline park in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East in a flex building constructed on speculation by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services.
The new venture will be called “Sky Zone Scranton” and will occupy 20,440 square feet in the 120,000 square foot building at 525 Keystone Avenue in Jenkins Township, Luzerne County. The family entertainment business is expected to open this September.
"We think Sky Zone will be a great addition to the local entertainment landscape," said Mericle Vice President Bob Besecker, who coordinated the project.
Besecker thanked Steve Clipman from Bennett Williams Realty, Inc. located in York, PA, who represented Sky Zone in this transaction.
According to an article published in the Citizens Voice newspaper, Jeff Bowne, an Allentown resident who is moving to Scranton, will own the local business with his sister Jennifer Crounse and her husband Michael.
The space will feature connecting trampolines in an open court with about 12,500 square feet of jump space as well as two dodge ball courts, a "SkySlam" basketball court, a fitness class called "SkyRobics" and a Foam Zone according to Bowne.
Sky Zone will be available for birthday parties, dodge ball tournaments, fund-raising events, corporate team building and class field trips, Bowne said.
"This project demonstrates, perhaps more than any other, how flexible our flex buildings really are," Besecker said. "Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, office or medical firm, or even an indoor trampoline park, we can customize our flex space to your exact needs."
Sky Zone is moving into the same Mericle flex building where Maximus and C3i are together creating close to 950 office jobs. SkyZone plans to hire 65 to 70 people, mostly part-time with five full-time staff members according to Bowne. For more information, visit skyzone.com/Scranton.
Besecker said 11,517 square feet remain available for lease in the building.
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services (mericle.com) was founded by Robert Mericle and has developed 18 million square feet of industrial, office, flex, and medical space in Northeastern Pennsylvania. More than 13,400 people work in those buildings.