Alix closes Moonwalkers Play Centre, cites bleak financial picture

After three years in Alix, village council voted unanimously to close Moonwalkers Indoor Play Centre.

“I am disappointed about the necessity to close the Moonwalker Play Centre at this time,” said Alix Mayor Arlene Nelson, in a press release.

“However, it is clear from the financial information we received that we must act now, in the best interests of the future of our community.”

In the release, council cited increased costs and a diminishing customer base.

Opened in 2013, council believed Moonwalkers would be a long term economic anchor for the community and would bring people to the village who would not typically visit Alix.

According to council, the undertaking never brought the direct benefits that council had anticipated. Though there were some indirect economic spinoffs for local businesses, council could no longer justify running the centre.

Moonwalkers is now closed, effective immediately, and council has instructed village administration, with public input, to bring forward options for future use of the facility in the new year.

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