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Business Spotlight: Kid Escape USA [VIDEO]

The facility—which offers open play sessions for $10, as well as private birthday parties—serves youngsters ages 2 to 12.

Southeast resident Liz Lyons doesn't take the phrase "family business" lightly.

The mother-of-three opened Kid Escape USA, located in the corporate park on Mount Ebo Road South in Southeast, in June. She decided on launching the business after giving birth to her third child. At that point, she was racking her brain trying to find ways of keeping the kids busy—and active.

Now, her son works at the facility, and her daughter loves to hang out there with friends, she said.

That applies to most youngsters who step foot in the huge space. It's filled with arcade games, bouncy castles, slides and more. For $10, parents can sit in the cafe area—chat with a friend, read or work on a laptop—while the kids tire themselves out with tons of activity. They can even come back after lunch and keep playing, for no additional charge.

Lyons said she chose to open the business in Southeast for several reasons, including the fact that Brewster is like a "nucleus."

"You have Pawling, Patterson, Carmel, Mahopac, New Fairfield (CT), Ridgefield (CT)," she told Patch. "You can hit so many little towns. And people will travel up to 25 or 30 minutes to go to a recreation center or a birthday party."

Lyons also said she wanted to support the community where she lives.

"If you're going to put money into something and create some jobs, i'd rather do it here in Brewster."

Plans for a grand opening ceremony are in the works.

Check out the video above for more information.

Claudia J Griswold October 12, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Awesome space for fun and excitement.The Owner and Staff are awesome ! We visit all the time !
KAC October 12, 2012 at 04:11 PM
This is the best indoor play zone I have been to in the area in a LONG LONG time. The owner and the people who work there are fantasic!! We just had my daughter's 6th birthday party there and they handled everything! All we had to do was send out invitation and show up! What a great place to hang out and the kids love it. I'm so glad Liz opened up an indoor play area in Brewster. THANK YOU LIZ! YOU ARE THE B E S T !!!
sheri October 12, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Really? I went there with my two children and I was running around the whole time because the machines and big arcade items were stupidly in the middle of the floor. Very loud. And the owners and workers have no clue, my kids went into the "5 and under" jump house and older kids kept jumping in. Wont be back. Took my kids and left. Playscape is a better place.
Hannah Rahn October 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM
My sister had a birthday party here and it was great!! All the kids had a blast.. The place is very clean and organized. It is perfect for birthday parties!!

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