“The business of making memories and selling fun”
At an early age, a young boy was fascinated with the idea of creating ways for families to make good memories, partly because his parents were often too busy to make good memories with him and his siblings. This fascination would evolve into a dream that followed him throughout his career and, unknowingly, guides him to learn the skills needed to turn his dream into a reality. Greg Alexander served in the United States Air Force for 10 years as an aircraft mechanic and learned analytical thinking — how to solve problems by looking at options at every angle. After leaving the Air Force, he worked as a field engineer for Eastman Kodak where he learned cost analysis and developed ways to improve how things were being done as he serviced a large network of customers including American Express and Meryl Lynch.
In 1992, Greg moved to Atlanta and purchased the Golden Glide Skating rink. Using the skills learned from his career experiences, within 2 years, Golden Glide was both a profitable and award-winning skating rink serving thousands of guests who made lifelong memories.
Always looking for ways to improve things, in 1997, Greg designed, on paper, the ultimate skating rink. In 1998, he purchased property, built the rink as designed, and named it Cascade Family Skating. Construction started in 1999 and its doors were opened to the public in March 2000.
Within three months, Cascade Family Skating (currently referred to as “Cascade”) became nationally known by hosting birthday parties and other events for artists including P-Diddy, Beyonce, Magic Johnson, and others. It also became a popular location for shooting music videos. In 2006, Chris Robinson chose Cascade as the preferred site to film the movie “ATL”. Shortly after the film’s release, people from all over the world knew about Cascade. Visitors from as far as Japan came to experience the fun of skating and making memories at Cascade.
For the past 20 years, Cascade has been the number one rink in the country.
In 2014, Greg took on a new challenge of running and then purchasing as well as expanding, what is now called Metro Fun Center, a multifaceted entertainment center helping families create good memories. Metro Fun Center offers Bowling, Skating, Arcades, Billiards, Inflatable Bounce Houses, a Restaurant, and Lounge.
In 2016, after many years of success with Golden Glide and Cascade Family Skating, Greg sold Golden Glide as he continued to focus on business expansions.
Metro Fun Center Has a Great History and an Even Greater Future
The building that the Metro Fun Center is located in now was built. It was designed and built as a basketball training center, called “The Run and Shoot.”
The building was converted to a fun center featuring skating and a playland.
Mr. Gregory Alexander purchased the building. Since then it continually improved and expanded the capability of the facility.
Today, the Metro Fun Center is the largest state-of-the-art fun center in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, with more than 120,000 square feet of fun, including bowling, skating, laser tag, bounce houses, arcade games, pool tables, and many locations for food and drink.
Use Fun-Filled Activities to create Memories for all Members of the Family.
To Honor GOD in everything we do
To Exceed Guest Expectations.
To provide opportunities for employees and guests to grow and develop.
To serve the social, recreational and physical fitness needs of our guests.
To grow the business profitably.
METRO FUN CENTER
Metro Fun Center is a 100,000 sq foot Mega Family Entertainment Center that offers a myriad of fun activities for the whole family. We feature 38 lanes of Bowling, a Roller Skating Rink, a Laser Tag Arena, Bounce House Inflatables, Arcade Games, Billiards Area, and a Full-Service Restaurant.
Our newly renovated Marquis Lounge features live Entertainment, Sports Bar, Hookah’s, and delicious Jamaican Asian Cuisine with Vegan Options. Our Lounge and Outdoor Patio is ideal for Parties, Corporate Events, Family Reunions, and much more.