The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the opening of Whirlie’s World. Their grand opening will be Saturday, Oct. 15. Whirlie’s World is located at 1232 Exchange St. in Middlebury.
Whirlie’s World is owned and operated by Middlebury residents Peter (aka Nerf) and Naomi Neff. Housed in a large former industrial space, there are a variety of activities that will interest kids, from toddlers and their families up to older teenagers. One area is devoted to a 13-hole mini golf course, but with the twist of playing under black lights and all the holes are decorated with glow-in-the-dark paint. There are table games such as pool, air hockey and foosball. Arcade games such as skeeball, basketball, racing and shooting will occupy a large portion of the square footage as well.
“As a family with six children, aged 15 to 25, we appreciate the need for a safe, fun space for kids to meet their friends or come with their parents,” said owner Naomi Neff. “We think our largest customer base will likely come from 12 to 18 year olds, but we hope families with younger children will come and play here too.”
Peter Neff has worked at Middlebury Union Middle School for the past seven years and has operated his own mobile disc jockey company for more than 30 years. Naomi Neff has worked at Middlebury College for the past five years.