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Punters left gutted as popular trampoline park announces shock closure

Apr 15, 2023

PUNTERS have been left devastated after a popular bouncy castle announced it was closing suddenly.

Bosses at Xtreme Trampoline Park in Glenrothes, Fife, have been forced to close their doors after being asked to leave their building.

The owners have to vacate their premises at Saltire Retail Park where it will be replaced by a Poundstretcher, reports The Courier.

Bosses claim they were not told by the retail park's landlord about the plans.

And it has emerged bosses only found out the bargain store was moving in after it was reported in the local press.

Up to 21 staff have been left out of a job after the park was forced to shut indefinitely.

Bosses claimed they started paying less rent because of the impact of COVID in 2022 and that the landlord was ok with this.

But say they were served a notice three weeks ago saying they were in rent arrears, which the company did not have the means to challenge

Sheriff's officers showed up on Wednesday with a notice telling them to leave the unit and they closed on Thursday when they arrived to find the locks had been changed.

In a statement posted to their Facebook, staff said: "As it turns out, to our horror and utter devastation, the arrangements for our premises to be inhabited by another company had been orchestrated without our knowledge or consent since February 2022.

"Xtreme owners were only made aware of any possible issues with the premeditated plans when the courier declared this a couple of weeks ago. We then had to investigate why this story had been published."

They added: "Words cannot describe how devastated we are, and we genuinely believed the story in The Courier was a mistake as we truly believed there was no possible way this could be the case having had no courtesy of communications from anyone involved.

"We were wrong.

"Our customers are now and have always been our main priority. We need each and every one of you to know we would have given as much notice as possible of anything happening to our park had we any insight into the plans being made.

"We are uncertain of what lies ahead but for now we are closed indefinitely and will keep everyone updated with the progress.

"We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience."

And the park's loyal customers have been left devastated by the news, as they reacted to the social media statement.

One said: "Devastated is an understatement."

Others reacted to the news, with one person commenting: "Another less thing for kids and teenagers to do in Glenrothes!"

A second said: "The demand for a trampoline park in the area - Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes - is there and Xtreme showed that with their popularity."

And a third wrote: "The staff were fantastic and really went beyond what must have been expected. I hope they find other premises."

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