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Michael & Son Fun Zone Comes to Fair Oaks Mall

"I have two young boys of my own and I can't wait to bring my kids there to enjoy the Fun Zone."

-Basim Mansour

Michael & Son Services, the leading home improvement service in the mid-Atlantic region, will sponsor the new Michael & Son Fun Zone play area at Fair Oaks Mall through 2018. The Michael & Son Fun Zone, now under construction as part of Fair Oaks’ multi-million dollar renovation, is scheduled to open in November of this year. The new play area will be located in the wing located off the center courts at the lower level entrances to the Fair Oaks DMV, JCPenney, Talbots, Regis Salons and Sweet Rainbow.

The new Michael & Son Fun Zone will feature a variety of activities and play areas for youngsters. Children will be able to crawl through oversized tape measures and colorful rolls of electricians tape or sit atop a large antique shower knob. The centerpiece of the Michael & Son Fun Zone will be a 15-foot long replica of Michael & Son’s signature blue and white truck, giving youngsters a chance to get behind the steering wheel or climb into the truck by way of a stair made of a 17-foot long hammer and then slide down the back of the play vehicle.

One of the most unusual features of the Michael & Son Fun Zone will be a larger than life paintbrush with a brightly colored paint blob. The paint blob will be a soft cushion made with heat-sensitive upholstery that will change colors when children leave handprints on the fabric. The entrance to the Michael & Son Fun Zone will have a base relief of Mousa “Mike” Mansour, founder of Michael & Son in 1976, and “Lil Mike” (Basim Mansour, president and proud son) that will measure youngsters up to 42" tall as they enter the Fun Zone.

"We are thrilled to be the new sponsor for the play area at Fair Oaks," said Basim Mansour. "I have two young boys of my own and I can't wait to bring my kids there to enjoy the Fun Zone."

The Michael & Son Fun Zone will have continuous interior cushioned seating for parents and guardians, plus a 50" monitor showing home improvement tips from the Michael & Son "Helping Hands" television series. On special occasions, families will find toy drums in the Michael & Son Fun Zone with special surprises for youngsters, including Michael & Son Coloring and Activity books.

The Michael & Son Fun Zone will be surrounded by contemporary modular furnishings, café table seating, and "tech tables" with charging outlets and high-top stools.

For more information visit www.michaelandson.com.