Planet Fitness, Urban Air trampoline-focused center coming to Christiana as Saks waves good bye next month


A family entertainment site and a fitness center are in the works for the Christiana Town Center off Route 273 south of Newark.

Meanwhile, the town center’s sister property will see the long-rumored loss of Saks Off 5th.

Urban Air Adventure Park confirmed plans to open the location in February. The business focuses on trampolines. The address is listed as 501 W. Main St.

Also coming to the Town Center is Planet Fitness. According to a listing on its website plans to occupy space that was recently vacated by an outlet for Restoration Hardware. Planet Fitness has multiple locations in New Castle County.

The fast-growing Urban Air entertainment company has more than 180 locations in the works or in operation around the nation.

Urban Air would apparently be located in space that has been vacant since it was built as part of an expansion of the center, which is anchored by Boscov’s.

The Town Center has ample space for expansion. However, owner Allied Retail Properties was able to more easily developthe nearby Christiana Fashion Center site adjacent to the mall.

The Fashion Center has attracted a wide variety of retailers as well as restaurants. Delaware-based Allied also owns Concord Mall in north Wilmington.

“At Urban Air, we are constantly creating new ways to thrill and delight our guests,” said CEO Michael Browning. “Our indoor parks feature dozens of exhilarating activities from trampolining to dodge ball to rock climbing to obstacle courses and indoor playgrounds for junior adventurers.” Brown made the comments in announcing a location slated to open this spring in the Peoria, Ill. area this spring

Activities includetrampoline adventures, an intense ropes course, and what was described as a “one-of-a-kind Urban Air Sky Rider Indoor Coaster.”

One attraction is a Slam Dunk Zone, an area where guests attempt to emulate their favorite NBA stars with a trampoline-induced slam dunk of their own. Also offered is an Urban Warrior Course and Battle Beam.Party packages and memberships will also be offered.

The park also has anUrban Café. For more information on Urban Air job openings, please visit their career page.

The planned park comes after the launch of Main Event at the Fashion Center. The entertainment center has a bowling alley, as well as a game room and restaurant.

DelawareOnline reported The Fashion Center will see the loss of the Saks Off 5th off-price store operated by the troubled Hudson Bay Co., which is shedding stores and sold its landmark Saks building in New York City.

The store is the first large retailer to depart the center, which has lured off-price women’s retailers such as Talbot’s and Chico’s to the open-air site.

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