To My Loyal Customers, It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the closure of our Long Beach Indoor Playground. As you may know, we were shut down by the government due to COVID-19 health orders in March and have not been able to reopen since. The financial burden that this mandated closure has put on the business has been fierce. This decision was not made lightly, however for the financial well-being of my family, I have no choice but to close my doors and let go of our location. It has been a pleasure meeting so many wonderful families and children during our time here. I will cherish the memories and the friendships that were made. I also would like to thank my amazing staff members that I've grown to know and love over the past couple of years. They truly helped make GIGIL as special as it was by providing a nurturing, loving and accepting environment for kids. What's next for GIGIL? Don't worry, GIGIL isn't disappearing!! This is not good-bye, rather an adaptation we had to make. We will still be offering virtual classes. Check out our new class this Fall, Toddler Move + Groove, LIVE on Wednesdays at 10am! Ms. Stella will also be offering another free "Decompress from Quarantine Stress" Family Yoga class on September 30th at 6pm PT.
STEM Kit Subscription Boxes are launching this Fall! Coming soon, we'll be offering a monthly subscription box for kids! These will be STEM based boxes and are a perfect addition to homeschooling, unschooling or even just for fun! (Because I promise, they are FUN!). We are in the beginning phases of partnering with Charter Schools to be able to offer these boxes as they are an opportunity for STEM education. If you are with a charter school that you'd like us to become approved for, please let us know or request it through your Charter! Launch date is tentatively set for October/ November of this year! So many people have reached out asking how they can help. We'll need help spreading the word about our STEM Kit subscription boxes... tell everyone!
Liquidation Sale is this Sunday, Sept. 5th from 10am - 12pm at GIGIL (3430 N. Los Coyotes Diagonal, Long Beach, CA 90808). We have lots of toys (ball pit, dress up, pirate ship), household items, office supplies, furniture (futons, desk, chairs, small tables), toys.... did I say toys yet? The list goes ON. If you know of something specific you'd like to purchase before Sunday, you can send us a message (IG, FB or email!) and holds will be done with a Venmo payment. You must be able to take the items with you when you leave. I will be accepting exact cash (no change will be available) and Venmo payments. Masks will be required to enter, temperature checks will be done at the door, social distancing while shopping is required and I'll be limiting it to 5 people at a time. Things will be sold on a first come basis. Most items are marked with prices. A second sale date will be announced on Sunday for what is remaining if necessary. Most of these items are LIKE NEW. Some just purchased in February, weeks before we had to shut down. If you've read this far.. I'll close with this... The love and support I've received from my family, friends and community over the years has been amazing. There is an outpour of kind messages and comments since my announcement on social media and I can't thank you all enough. Now more than ever, I will continue to need the support. This transition will not be an easy one and ther
e are still more pieces to be picked up. I will feel this loss for a long time to come, as I'm sure our community will as well. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your continued support. With Gratitude, Michelle P.S. I hope that you will all stay in touch over social media, and don't be a stranger! Send me a DM every once in while! I hope to be able to reconnect in person again in the future.