One of West Michigan's most iconic Family Entertainment Complexes is being sold, and that begs the question, who is taking over?

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Is Craig's Cruisers in West Michigan closing?

It was announced today that the three Craig's Cruisers locations in West Michigan would be sold to a company called Five Star Parks and Attractions. The centers are expected to remain open after the sale.

Who is buying Craig's Cruisers in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Muskegon?

Five Star Parks and Recreation is a company that runs over a dozen Family Entertainment Complexes (FECs) across the country. The company runs multiple FECs in Branson & Pigeon Forge, along with locations in Kentucky, Florida, Texas, & more. The Craig's Cruisers locations will be the company's first foray into Michigan.

Why was Craig's Cruisers Sold?

Craig's Cruisers CEO Jeff Gebhart says that Five Star brings the experience that is needed for the FECs in Michigan:

Five Star brings a whole team of experienced professionals from the industry. They have an appetite for growth, and we're very excited to see what's next for Craig's Cruisers.

Will Craig's Cruisers remain open in Muskegon, Holland, & Grand Rapids?

John Dunlap, CEO of Five Star Parks & Attractions says the FECs in Michigan will evolve:

We look forward to building upon the 40-year legacy that Craig's Cruisers has established in West Michigan, and we're excited to evolve the parks in ways that will benefit their guests, employees, and communities into the future.

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