Former SkateTown property in Grapevine sold to Carrollton-based group

SkateTown first opened in June 1997. (Courtesy SkateTown)
SkateTown first opened in June 1997. (Courtesy SkateTown)

SkateTown first opened in June 1997. (Courtesy SkateTown)

The now-closed SkateTown at 2330 William D. Tate Ave. in Grapevine was sold Aug. 30 to a real estate investment group based in Carrollton. The new owner of the 32,989-square-foot building, located on 3.21 acres, is considering repurposing the property into a large single user or multiple smaller offices for local professionals, according to a press release.

The company name of the new owners has not been disclosed.


SkateTown, a family-owned and -operated roller rink in Grapevine, closed on Aug. 21 after 24 years of business. Owners Mike and Kathy Vouklizas announced their retirement on the roller rink’s Facebook page.

“We are excited to retire while we can still enjoy it, but it was a hard decision while our skating business is going so good,” Kathy Vouklizas told Community Impact Newspaper back in August. “We will miss all the friends we have made along the way."
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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