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DeKalb’s Kidz@Play offers tons of fun, economic boon to South DeKalb

Kidz@Play, touted as Georgia’s largest indoor playground, is opening in DeKalb County in the former Save Right grocery store on Rockbridge Road near Highway 124. The center is located in the same plaza as the Georgia Department of Driver Services.


JEC Entertainment (DBA Kids@Play) spent $1.3 million transforming the 35,000-square-foot space where kids will check in their shoes at admission and play in their socks.

A soft opening is planned for Saturday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. Several dignitaries will be on hand for a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7.


James Lee, the company’s vice president, said visitors will enjoy the latest technology, including a 9D movie box, a room with a lighted dance floor and Wi-Fi. In addition to a variety of inflatables, the center also offers bumper cars, water boats, a kiddie train, trampoline, ball shooting jungle gym, a tots play village, seven party suites and a refreshment center offering snacks and pizza.


“I tell people that I want you to visit the rest and then come see the best,” said Lee.


Lee said the former grocery store had sat vacant for about 10 years before his father, Eui S. Lee, purchased the Stonebridge Village Plaza in July 2011 and began making plans to revitalize the empty anchor.


“Initially, we were looking at putting in a bowling alley to reinvigorate the shopping plaza, but we thought the indoor playground for children would be a better fit and make a more positive impact on the community,” James Lee said.


The center, expected to draw families from throughout metro Atlanta, has already received a positive response, said Preston Slaten, who is handling marketing for the company. People have been steadily booking reservations for children’s birthday parties and calling to inquire about the center’s attractions.


“We’re excited about the new center,” said Slaten. “We think it’s going to draw a lot nicer businesses to the shopping plaza, and it will provide jobs and help us in terms of the tax base.”


Slaten said residents in the nearby Water’s Edge community and other subdivisions have long-awaited a quality anchor for the plaza.


“It’s been a dead center for 10 years. All of the businesses that initially drew my family here have dried up,” Slaten said. “We believe that Kidz@play is going to be a boon to the area.”


Lee said the indoor play center will have security during operating hours and about a dozen employees have been hired.


Kidz@Play is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adults must be accompanied by a child in order to be admitted. 770-837-2823.

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