Time in Play Cafe opening in mid-September

Time in Play Cafe, a new coffee shop opening Sept. 17 at 311 E. Holly St. in the brick building next to Saturna Capital, will be as much a place for adults as for kids.

The business will occupy the entire first floor of the building, which is already separated into five distinct rooms — and owner Hedy Hanni has a plan for each of them. At the back of the building is a 2,200-square-foot gym space that will be devoted to a kids play area, complete with tumbling mats, a 32-by-32-foot wooden play structure and art tables.

“My idea was to basically design a space where kids would have physical exercise space even in the winter,” Hanni said. “The idea came out as a desire to develop a place that parents would want to be as much as their children.”

The front half of the space will house the coffee bar, a small room that is available for private rentals, a similar-sized room devoted to showcasing local artists, and a large designated “quiet room” that will serve as the main seating area for the coffee shop. The space features brightly colored walls, high ceilings and large windows that look out over the street.

Time in Play Cafe will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The children’s play area will open at 10 a.m., though Hanni plans to offer exercise and stretching classes for parents and kids in the play area starting at 8 a.m. The cost to use the play area is $7 per child. Children age 2 and younger are free.

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