David Ertishek reports Kids Fun Stop in West Roxbury is shutting down for good due to Covid-19 - and will be selling off its stuff starting Wednesday.
On its Web site, the couple that owns the indoor play space writes:
Hello KFS families - When we first closed Kids Fun Stop because of coronavirus we thought it would be closed for a few weeks. But that closure has become four months, with no end in sight.
Because of that and the myriad unknowns surrounding Covid-19, Marcus and I have made the heartbreaking decision to close KFS. There are just too many questions at this point, and we are not in a position to continue to accumulate debt on the hope that things get back to something approximating normal and/or there's a vaccine.
And let's be honest: asking small children to keep socially distant from each other - and more importantly adults is impossible!
This, obviously, is not at all what we envisioned when we took over as owners - who could have predicted a pandemic?!?
We have loved seeing your kiddos at KFS and getting to know many of you as well.
Kids Fun Stop is on that stretch of road that many people think is Dedham but is really West Roxbury that includes several fast-food outlets, a laser-tag place - which also remains shut - a sex-toy store, a liquor store and a smoke shop, all just past the self-storage place on the Dedham side of the line.