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The latest update on The Kids Clubhouse

Once I started the Pop Up site for The Kids Clubhouse, I neglected posting on the blog.  Getting the Pop Up up and running for kids was a top priority.  I was hoping once it was running smoothly, I could focus on the #1 priority...opening The Kids Clubhouse actual location.  Fast forward 4 months later and where are we now in this project??  Well, there's a lot to tell.  Here's my condensed version of what's going on with The Kids Clubhouse.

As you know, our space at The River @ Rancho Mirage was set and ready to go for our build out.     8,000 sq ft of big, beautiful space on the 2nd floor of The River.  We were waiting (and waiting and waiting!) to get the green light from the Rancho Mirage City Planner.  After almost 3 months of wondering what was going on with the build out approval, my architect delivered the worst news he could give me.  The City of Rancho Mirage could NOT approve the build out! What!?!?  Yes, unfortunately our original plans for a 2nd floor Indoor Playland would never be able to come to fruition due to location, retrofitting of the ENTIRE building, seismic evaluations, etc.   I was devastated thinking I would not be able to go on with this project.  I thought of all of the kids I've met so far having a great time just in the Pop Up.  That was my encouragement to pick up and keep moving on!  So I was on a mission to look for another location.  I looked at several spaces throughout the valley that would suit the needs of The Kids Clubhouse and in the end...I chose to stay at The River.

We (my husband and I) are finalizing our new space with The River ownership.  You may know the space as the old Ulta or more recently, where Parkwil Manor hosts its Haunted house.  The space is going to be even better and bigger than our original plans/design.  10,000 sq ft of big, open space.  So that means more active play areas, a larger Mini Town and an awesome Gamers Lounge.  The estimated opening date will (hopefully) be 60 days once build out starts...ETA end of February to mid March.   I'm hoping and praying everything goes smoothly from here on out.

I will be more diligent in keeping up with the progress on this blog.  Thank you to everyone for patiently waiting and supporting us while we work towards the completion of The Kids Clubhouse. Love to you all <3

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