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VIDEO: New Family Game Center in Huntington Station

Station Sports Family Fun Center opens for business.

is open for business. The new location serves dual purposes: it can be a daily hang out for kids and their families while also hosting private parties and events.

offers mini golf, batting cages, paint ball and arcade games. Dorothy Lewis who is an expert in the field of family fun entertainment is consulting Station and says their events, parties and fundraising will help the new space stand out.

It is officially open for business, but the grand opening will be in May, coinciding with National Missing Children's Day.

Bobby Jaxx January 14, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Hoping for the best. We shall see
susan January 14, 2012 at 11:18 PM
We shall see is right...not the right area for this... and the parking/traffic will be aweful!!
2 Turn Tables January 15, 2012 at 01:10 PM
It is the right concept, I really hope this takes off, but I have a lot of obvious concerns about crime.
Guillermo Lazo January 15, 2012 at 05:09 PM
What a beatifull place,my son had blast,he wants to go again.Something good for the community WHISH THE BEST
robert agostino January 15, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I WAS AT STATION SPORTS YESTERDAY WITH MY FAMILY AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME. THE PLACE IS IMMACULATE AND FILLED WITH A BIG SELECTION OF GAMES. THE REDEMPTION AREA IS AWESOME.WILL BE BACK SOON MY KIDS ARE TALKING ABOUT STATION SPORTS TO EVERYONE.
kath January 15, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I doubt it will last. Dubious location.
Jaime Ferro January 15, 2012 at 05:25 PM
A family fun center is exactly what is needed in this area! Station sports will have security at all times. It is their number one priority to have a safe, fun, and family friendly environment!
kath January 15, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Ask the family that lives just south of it! Then ask the family that lives just east of it! I dont think anyone took them into consideration. I'd like to know who the owner knows on the town board. That thing went up way too quickly!
Frank January 15, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Passed there yesterday, saw the ballons and decided to take a look. Very impressed. My kids will love it. I look forward to the attractions across the street especially the paintball
charlie January 15, 2012 at 08:23 PM
I was waiting for this to open and went in yesterday, I was very impressed with the place. Lots of fun games and even a mini bowling alley. My kids cant wait to go and have fun there! I also cant wait for the batting cage to open, i will be there often with my family
Marita Eybergen January 16, 2012 at 04:17 PM
It looks a lot better then what it used to look in that area. Now we just have to get the laborers off the streets from that area just hanging out waiting for work. Wishing them lots of luck and they say the will have security that will definitely have a positive attitude for more families to come check out the place. Good luck to the owners and wishing them much succcess and thank you for helping to build a better place. "It's a start".
Big_E January 16, 2012 at 05:57 PM
It's a great concept for Huntington Station, but the worst possible location. Others have mentioned the "day laborers" who congregate in the area. It's too bad he didn't wait a little while. The old Town House, Barnes and Nobles, Toys R Us, Waldbaums or Blockbuster locations would be much preferable to where he built. I will take a "wait-and-see" approach, but do not feel safe in that part of town. But I wish him luck.
Adam Spector January 16, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Thank you Brad Rosen for stepping up with action. Station Sports may not everything Huntington Station needs, but do deny that it will help does nobody any good. Best of luck and I look forward to taking my kids and their friends there.
Jim R. January 16, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Looks like Mr. Rosen's friends are in full force on this forum, but I digress... I admire his entrepreneurial spirit, but I don't think he did his research. He built this facility in one of the worst spots of Huntington Station. I don't envision people from Syosset, Commack and Huntington going there. Most of them are scared to even drive down Rt. 110, let alone stop, park and take their kids to a facility there. But good luck.
Meow January 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Went to Station Sports and had a fantastic time. Had 3 kids with me and spent only 20.00. The kids won over 1,500 tickets. They also are very safe inside this place no problems. Yes, I'm even talking about outside in the parking lot. Not worried about the area because it's on E 4th St and I live on E 9th. Your only afraid if you live in a bubble. Expose your kids to the current ways of the world. Anything can happen no matter where you are even in a nice area.
Big_E January 17, 2012 at 01:55 PM
@Meow: I am familiar with E 9th Street (at least the part between Lenox and Depot). There is a big difference between that area and where Station Sports is located. It has nothing to do with "living in a bubble" or "exposing my kids to the current ways of the world". Huntington Station is a fine place to live. There are many people who want to live there, who take pride in their homes, and their neighborhoods. Then there are people who have nothing to do all day but hang out on the corner and hope someone picks them up for a day's worth of labor. Sorry if I do not want to go where they congregate all day. I wish him well. But as Jim R said, I also don't envision people making this a destination attraction from other towns, when they can go to Dave and Busters, or Skydrive or Monster Mini Golf, all of which are in much better (safer) locations.
Marita Eybergen January 17, 2012 at 02:30 PM
If they want this place to succeed and I hope they do, the store owners need to complain to the police about the loitering. This is police issue not a town issue. The store owners/managers (Like CVS, the gas station) need to call the police and complain since they would be trespassing. But the problem is that no one cares enough to go the extra distance. The police need to have a complaint in order to response otherwise the people would say that they are being harassed . (CVS is near 9th, where they congregate also). You notice that Community Market does not allow them to hangout in front of their store.
lauren January 17, 2012 at 04:43 PM
A no loitering law would help!
Marita Eybergen January 17, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Yeah, No loitering sign, just like PIUS puts on all his illegal housing "No trespassing" Great idea
Frank January 19, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Frank I live in Northport and can't wait for the place to open.
BK13 January 19, 2012 at 06:49 PM
The first step to rebuilding (or building up) a neighborhood is businesses like this. Eventually you will clean up and run out the undesirables due to the fact they have nowhere else to go. Yes it's a longshot over there because, as stated, some of the businesses like the gas station on the corner of Depot and NY Ave (110) allow the people to hang out. Also the ethnic background of the neighborhood has a lot of the day laborers over there looking to make a better place for themselves in the world. But All-Weather Tire and Community Market do NOT allow people to hang out and I feel safe at those businesses. But it's up to the local residents to show some pride and clean up as well. I hope he has success there, will drive by with the kids and check it out soon.
Jim R. January 19, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Arcades do not attract the right people. Remember Whitey Ford's in Wyndanch? It turned into a huge drug dealing spot.
BK13 January 19, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Well who doesn't want a place to get good drugs, right? Just kidding. It's all up to the proprietor to decide what element he allows. I've seen good ones and bad ones. Hopefully he can make it happen. I guess we'll know pretty soon.
Babaloo January 19, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Looking forward to visiting. Hopefully they will have some vintage pinball machines, baseball machines, pokerino, fascination and other arcade games so old kaka's like me can come in and have some fun, win a few coupons and get my wife a prize. Don't let the pessimists wear you down. There is a group that frequent the patch with the attitude, "whatever it is, I'm against it". GOOD LUCK.
Priscilla June 21, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I really appreciate this comment. If only people would think more like you

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