After 2½ years in business, Enter Exit Escape in Mount Airy is closing.

The escape room will remain open until March 15.

The owners, Kristen Ellis and Lisa Yzaguirre, announced the closing to their customers through an email and a post on Facebook.

“This decision came with great difficulty, given the consistent 5-star reviews and positively awesome support we have received from you, our fun-loving patrons,” they wrote. “We cannot thank you enough for sharing in our journey and bringing joy, laughter, and enthusiasm to our escape rooms, event room, and off-site experiences.”

The owners urged customers to help make the last 2½ months of business the best they can be by coming back to play the escape rooms they haven’t yet played, holding an event at Enter Exit Escape and by “giving a smile and a hug.”

They also asked their customers to contact them if anybody is interested in buying the business, or buying any of the rooms themselves or the props or materials from their rooms.

Ellis is a former math teacher who fell in love with escape rooms while on vacation with her husband and two sons, the Carroll County Times previously reported. She came home and began working with Yzaguirre to start the business.

Enter Exit Escape features three themed rooms: Special Ops: Holiday Style, Mummy Mystery: Pharaoh’s Curse, and Dino Lab: Alien Encounter. Each room is designed for a different number of people and has a completely different story.

Like other escape rooms, the goal is to find your way out of the room within an hour with your team. Finding clues, solving puzzles and working together are all keys to getting out.

Enter Exit Escape is at 1902 Back Acre Circle in Mount Airy.

Follow Erika Riley on Twitter: @ej_riley.

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