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Monkey Joe’s Set to Open Friday in Germantown

Starting Friday, Germantown residents will have another option for birthday parties or just a rainy afternoon activity as Monkey Joe’s – an inflatables-filled indoor play and party center that provides families with engaging activity and entertainment, bounces into Germantown with its official opening on Friday, May 6.

Monkey Joe’s is located at 13032 Middlebrook Road, in the spot once occupied by Hard Times Restaurant in the Germantown Commons Shopping Center.

Owner/franchisee Jacob Vogelhut is bringing Monkey Joe’s to the Germantown community after seeing a need for a party and play facility for young children and families. “I am very excited to open Monkey Joe’s in Germantown,” explains Vogelhut, who has lived in Bethesda for 11-years. “It’s rare to find a family-friendly destination that provides both enjoyment and exercise for kids. We can’t wait to bring this much-needed family entertainment to the area.”

Monkey Joe’s will offer a 12,000 square-feet environment filled with bright décor and wall-to-wall inflatables, providing fun in the form of bouncing, sliding and jumping for all kids 12 years-old and younger. In addition, Monkey Joe’s will offer more than 25 arcade games, so kids can be kids and play to redeem prizes.

The facility, which is the 51st Monkey Joe’s location to open nationwide, also provides a variety of party packages, group sales, and fundraising opportunities. Birthday parties can accommodate small and large groups. In addition, Monkey Joe, the brand’s mascot and a fan favorite, makes an appearance at birthday parties and throughout the facility during regular play.

“There is something for every member of the family at Monkey Joe’s,” continues Vogelhut. “According to the Center for Disease Control, the recommended amount of exercise a child should get per day is 60 minutes. 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.”

All Monkey Joe’s locations have committed to full jump sanitation from Swisher Hygiene, the country’s leading provider of commercial hygiene services. The service is intended to reduce exposure to germs and cross-contamination for all who visit and play at Monkey Joe’s, making it a cleaner environment than public playgrounds, schools, daycares and amusement parks. Monkey Joe's has also developed its own Access Child Control System (ACCS) to create a safe environment for kids to play and parents piece of mind. Children receive arm bands matching them to their parent. These arm bands are adhered from the minute the child steps into Monkey Joe’s and are checked by Monkey Joe’s employees upon exiting the facility.

“Safety and cleanliness for the families who enjoy our facilities is a top priority. From the time our guests enter and are processed through the SACCS to when they play on the first inflatable, we strive to offer peace of mind to parents by offering the highest standards of safety and cleanliness,” explains Julie Arko, Marketing Manager for Monkey Joe’s.

“We’re excited about Monkey Joe’s success and attribute it to the core values of the brand, extensive corporate support and finding the perfect franchisee partners,” continues Arko. “Monkey Joe’s is a unique concept that strives to combine fun, family and exercise in a safe and clean environment.”


Top: Monkey Joe’s Germantown team is ready to open on Friday, May 6.

Next: Monkey Joe’s, an inflatables-filled indoor play and party center, is set to open in the Germantown Commons Shopping Center.

Photo’s courtesy of Monkey Joe’s.