24-7 fitness club under construction

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24-7 fitness club under construction

By ERIN MOODY
emoody@beaufortgazette.com
Published Friday, January 13, 2012   |  424 Words  |  

Renovations are under way for 24-hour fitness club Anytime Fitness, scheduled to open by the end of February.

The 4,900-square-foot space at The Crossings of Beaufort will include weight-training and cardio equipment, tanning facilities and group classes. Members can work out at any time of day, including when no staff is on duty, by using a security access key.

Owners Jode and Julia Kirk moved to the area from Mount Pleasant after spending months visiting small communities and gyms. Both have prior experience with Anytime Fitness, but this will be their first as owners.

"We decided Beaufort is a perfect little location for us to start our endeavor," Julia Kirk said.

For more information, call 843-379-BFIT or go to www.anytimefitness.com.

Yemassee health center to be converted

The old health center in Yemassee will get new life as retail and office space through a $75,000 federal grant.

The vacant 884-square-foot building at 25 Salkehatchie Road will be renovated with the grant obtained by the Yemassee Revitalization Corp. The group is seeking bids for the work and expects the renovation to be completed in about two months, executive director Emily Ratliff said. The space could accommodate three businesses, Ratliff said, adding that a doctor already has expressed interest.

Other changes

  • The Red Lobster/Olive Garden on Boundary Street in Beaufort is set to open Jan. 30. Hiring and training are under way.
  • It only took a few hours Wednesday to knock down Stokes Honda Cars of Beaufort's former dealership. Construction work for a larger dealership on the Robert Smalls Parkway property is beginning.
  • Italian restaurant Griffin Market at 403 Carteret St. in Beaufort is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner hours of 5:30 to 10 p.m. will be added Jan. 20. The owners are stilling working to get a liquor license. For more information, go to griffinmarket.blogspot.com.
  • Follow reporter Erin Moody at twitter.com/EyeOnBeaufort.

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