Miniature golf destination Putt N Glow on Jackson Road plans to close
Putt N Glow Recreation Center LLC, an indoor miniature golf venue in Scio Township, plans to close.
The business, which opened in March 2007 at 3900 Jackson Road, plans to continue operating through Aug. 28, co-owner Mike Hanss said.
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The business, which maintained an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course in a building just west of Quality 16 movie theater, is offering its assets for sale, including its equipment and intellectual property, for $9,800.
Putt N Glow operates in the same facility as the former Jungle Java franchise, a play cafe that closed in April. Owners of the Jungle Java franchise briefly opened a new business in the same location called Mocha Mountain, but that business promptly closed after Jungle Java's corporate offices filed a federal lawsuit alleging various contractual violations.
Hanss suggested today that Jungle Java's closure "hurt us, too."
He rejected a suggestion that the other miniature golf destination in the Ann Arbor area, Putterz on Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti Township, out-muscled Putt N Glow in the marketplace.
On its website, Putt N Glow said the decision to close was based on a desire among the ownership "to dedicate their time and effort on their families."