|The Business End: More kidding around at Wippersnappers posted on 12/01/2017|
Two years ago, on the day after Thanksgiving, Wippersnappers
opened its doors as the new kids play place in Sandy. And as they celebrated
their anniversary last month, the business welcomed an expansion that added
approximately 2,200 square feet of fun for young ones, bringing the total to
approximately 6,600 square feet.
“The response from the community has been awesome,” said
Wippersnappers owner, Hans Wipper, about the first two years of the business,
while noting that the clientele stretches from Government Camp to Oregon City.
“They’re coming from everywhere and we’ve had a real positive feedback.”
The expansion became a possibility when the space next to
Wippersnappers became available, and Wipper noted that they had to either jump
on the opportunity or lose it.
“We need it, there have been several times we’ve had a
waiting list to get in,” he said. “The extra space will be well received, I
Included in the new space will be a second party room,
another bathroom, two obstacle courses/bounce houses and a new location for the
wiggle carts. The spot where the carts used to be will feature six more tables
and 24 more chairs.
“We’ll have a lot more additional seating for those big
days,” Wipper said.
He added that the new space will be geared toward the upper
age range for kids who go there, with a minimum height of 40 inches for the
inflatable obstacle courses.
Wipper noted the new space will be closed from Monday to
Wednesday, to allow younger kids to visit “without temptation,” but that it
will be open during the Christmas break.
Wippersnappers is located at 16542 SE 362nd Drive in Sandy.
For more information, call 503-668-7221, visit www.wippersnappers.com or find
them on Facebook.
By Garth Guibord/MT