Jim and Elvira Grau are the creators of SPACE – Hottest Entertainment Space

Your hosts, Elvira and Jim Grau

As parents, their vision was to create & design a clean, safe, climate controlled environment conducive for both kids and adults of all ages.

The concept came to Elvira in 2002, when the creator and founder of SPACE couldn’t find a place where she and each of her four children- ranging at the time from 4-15 years old – had something fun to do. “I wanted a safe haven for my kids where they could socialize with other children their age and I didn’t have to keep a constant eye on them”.

For three years, Elvira researched indoor amusement centers and went to trade shows to learn all that she could about the “entertainment” industry. Although many thought Elvira was crazy, in 2005, she found a dingy warehouse in a light industrial area in Englewood, NJ without plumbing and air conditioning. With a lot of help from family, friends, and a bank loan- Space opened in 2005.

The multimillion dollar transformation was simply amazing! Families immediately fell in love with the clean, safe & climate controlled Space and history was made.

SPACE is what you make it! It’s limitless to your imagination. It’s a combination of an elegant catering hall, funky night club filled with high tech video games, bowling, laser tag, paintless paintball & more.

SPACE hosts everything from charity events, private kids and adult parties, corporate events, and holiday parties to over the top celebrity events!

Elvira also appeared as Teresa Guidice’s party planner on the TV show “Real Housewives of New Jersey”.

“I’ve created my business one party at a time. I provide one-stop shopping with my venue, menu, entertainment, decor & staff. The possibilities are limited only by one’s imagination.”


Q&A about Elvira and SPACE


Article about Elvira and SPACE


Q: Is SPACE open just for parties?

A: SPACE is an “event” space that can be rented out exclusively for special celebrations. We do offer special times during the week such as Thursday, 3-7pm for “open play”. If Space is not rented out for a private event, we welcome all families and friends to come in and enjoy the fun activities!

Q: Do I have to be a member to have a birthday party?

A: No! There are many perks in being a member though:
FREE open play every Thursday, 3-7 pm, and as a member when having a birthday party, upgrades such as VIP Room (based on availability), FREE cotton candy or popcorn machine.

Q: What activities does space have and for what ages?

A: SPACE is 26,000 sq. ft. filled with the latest video games, glow in the dark bowling, Laser tag (7yrs and older), Paintless Paintball (13yrs and older), 3 level in-door playground (8 years and younger) and Train ride (8 years and younger).

Q: Is there an entry fee?

A: NO ENTRY FEE! All you have to do is purchase a cosmic cash card to play the games and attractions!

SPACE – make it your own!

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