Monday, May 12, 2008

Beanstalks Play Cafe of Saline

I’m not much of a coffee drinker (Pepsi is my choice for COLD caffeine). That said, many of my friends and clients (especially those with younger children) have lately spoken of a new spot for coffee (and more) in Saline.

Beanstalks Play Café is located in the old Calico Cat building (which is a former church built in 1899) at 117 S. Ann Arbor St. The building is located within the central business district in downtown Saline. Beanstalks Play Café joins the growing trend of businesses geared toward family-oriented play and recreation.

The space has a giant play structure, toddler area, small gift shop, coffee bar and snack area on the main floor. The lower floor has a video game room and space for birthday parties, and the top floor has an office.

Admission to the play cafe for a day is $6 for children ages 1 to 15. A three-month pass is available for $55 for one child, $90 for two children and $125 for a family of three or more children. Adults and children under 1 are free.

The proprietor, April Scarlett, considered a franchise (like Jungle Java), but wanted the freedom to bring her own expertise to the center without corporate interference. She previously owned a children's party-planning business for five years.

So when you’re considering Saline Real Estate, (especially for the schools!), you’ll know that there is a local place for your kids to work out some of their energy. This is especially important in the era of $4 per gallon gas!

For more information on Beanstalks, call (734) 944-7979 or visit

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