SOURCE: News release from The Junction
Planet Fitness has just announced it will open a new location at The Junction at Logansport. The fitness center will take 15,000 square feet inside the old Sears store and plans to open by the first of the year.
“We’re excited about this location,” says Alex Baker, co-owner of the new Planet Fitness. “What is happening at the former Logansport Mall could be transformative to the town. We can’t wait to be part of that.”
Planet Fitness will offer free fitness training, cardio machines, tanning beds, massage chairs, and hydro massage beds. It will be open 24 hours a day Monday through Friday and from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. They plan to hire 15 people.
“Planet Fitness caters to the 85-percent of people who don’t work out,” adds Baker. “We love helping people recapture their health in a safe environment. And we do it in a comfortable, non-intimidating atmosphere which we call our ‘judgement free zone.’”
Design plans for The Junction call for nearly 144,000 square feet of retail space with three available outlots. One of those parcels has already been acquired by a hotel group. A formal announcement about the hotel as well as other new tenants is coming soon. Park Development and the City of Logansport have partnered with Buxton, a leader in customer analytics, to identify other prospective businesses for the redevelopment project.
“In today’s competitive environment, having the right data to tell the story of your community is essential to reaching economic development goals,” said Chris Briggs, senior vice president and general manager of the public sector division at Buxton. “We look forward to helping Park Development and the City of Logansport bring their vision to life.”
Buxton has studied the Logansport market and found there is a definite need for more clothing, electronics, and hobby stores as well as restaurants, medical facilities, and family entertainment.
“This area is rich for growth and development,” said Brian Demers, senior retail analyst at Buxton. “Our research found many residents are driving 30 minutes and more to get to the retail they need. We’ll be reaching out to big national brands to discuss these voids and increase retail traffic into Logansport.”
“We are not trying to create direct competition for our local businesses, mainly attempting to fill the retail gaps we are currently missing or could grow upon,” says Bill Cuppy, President of the Logansport/Cass Chamber of Commerce and Cass/Logansport Economic Development Organization. “Subjectively, we all have ideas of what we may like to see in this development but having objective data the likes that Buxton provides helps solidify those needs.“
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