It’s Party Time At ‘B-Kidz’

By Tracy Harmon
The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Entrepreneurship is a family affair for the Barretts. A Colorado clan than likes to work hard and play hard.

The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.

A couple of young entrepreneurs talked their father into helping them create a fun place for children to cut lose while their parents get a haircut.

Noah Barrett, 10, and his sister Kyla Barrett, 12, were persistent enough that B-Kidz Family Fun Center opened in Pueblo West in August.

“They kept bugging me saying we need something for kids to do in Pueblo West,” said Carols Barrett of Aguilar’s Family Hairstyling, 141 S. Purcell, Unit 140.

So Barrett moved the Aguilar’s Pueblo West branch next door into a large space that used to be a gym. It had been vacant for a year.

“We got the vision and the idea and ran with it. The kids are a big part of this because I am teaching them about business, a good work ethic and how to be entrepreneurs,” he said.

When they aren’t helping run the fun center, the Barrett siblings are helping their parents at the barber shops.

Kyla helps her mom Stacie at the Belmont Aguilar’s and Noah helps his dad at the Pueblo West branch.

Thanks to Kyla and Noah’s vision, while mom and dad are getting a color and a cut, their children can play arcade games like skee ball or a hoops shoot game. The arcade is open to the public and when there is enough business, B-Kidz will offer walk-in Nerf gun war options.

Right now, participants can round up teams and give Nerf gun wars a try by scheduling a party. With 20 guns available — some of them fully automatic and capable of quickly deploying 100 Nerf bullets — kids and adults alike can schedule time for a party.

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