Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gold's Gym Pumping Up Local Economy [video]

“Don't let the Gold's gym that's open now fool you: it's just temporary. The smaller space, currently equipped with a few cardio machines and weights will soon be replaced by a 45,000 square foot, $2.5 million project. Gold's is moving into the Hastings building in the shopping center off of highway 395. Hastings' lease ends December 31 and construction on the gym will start soon after. In addition to weights and cardio machines, the floor plan calls for a pool, racquetball court, spin class rooms and a kid zone. The plan should also bring between 200 and 300 jobs. Part of that is for gym employees and the other part are for local construction sub-contractors. Two years of market research brought Gold's to the Tri Cities. ‘It's one of very few communities that had positive growth when a lot of other cities had negative growth for the economic challenge that we had. So that was positive for us,’ Bill Roberts said, General Manager of the Kennewick Gold's Gym.”


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