Party and entertainment facility Charlie’s Safari, which closed spring of last year, is back with a new location in Hawks Prairie Village Mall.

The old Lacey location was shuttered after a property sale, but owners Kurt and Janel Kageler have found a way to give the Safari new life.

“Charlie's Safari is such a blessing to our community,” said Kurt. “We were heart-broken when we had to close, but the community hung in there with us until we were able to reopen.  We have heard a lot of our community members telling us how much they missed Charlie's and are glad that we have now reopened.” 

The new location is at 1401 Marvin Rd. NE, Suite 201 — the former South Puget Sound Community College location at the mall. Several of the original Charlie’s Safari employees returned to fill some of the business’ 28-member crew.

“Janel and I are so happy that we were able to work through some of the obstacles that prevented us from opening earlier, and we want to thank all of those who helped us get to this point,” said Kurt. “We know this is important to our local community, and we want to thank everyone who waited for us and are now enjoying Charlie's Safari again. It is great to hear the kids having fun again in our new location.”