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Fat City soon to get new owners

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By Matt Gunn

An apparent sale will see entertainment center Fat City changing hands Feb. 8 to a new, local owner.

Formerly known as Funplex, Fat City was purchased and subsequently renovated by San Diego-based Greenback Entertainment Inc. in 2000. The 140,000-square-foot facility offers bowling, a roller-skating rink, arcade games, dining and other entertainment options.

Dave Morgan, Fat City’s graphics and marketing manager, said the change was a surprise to most staff and that the official takeover is Feb. 8. He does believe a local owner brings a more hand’s-on approach and the potential for positive changes.

Fat City staff members are not sure what the future holds and do not have many details on the sale.

“That’s what we’ve been told, but anything can happen, so I have no idea,” Morgan said. “We were just given the date and told just to wait and see.”

Morgan was working to contact advertising representatives to inform them of the sale.

Originally opened in 1985 as Funplex, Fat City, at 9670 W. Coal Mine Ave., reopened in November 2000 after a multimillion-dollar renovation.

A representative from Greenback Entertainment has not yet returned a phone call requesting comment.

Get the print version of next week’s Columbine Courier for more details. Contact Matt Gunn at matt@evergreenco.com