Stop & Shop owns Shawsheen Plaza and just announced that Sport Clips will be opening in the former K2 InBazaar space, Suzi Robinson, Public & Community Relations, Stop & Shop New England Division, said in an email.
“Sport Clips will be opening in the near future as well. I don’t have dates,” Robinson said. “We have several other deals in the works, but cannot confirm anything else yet.”
But, Planet Fitness is confirmed. The site is a 17,500-square-foot space that will be filled with workout equipment, Mandell said.
While there are other Planet Fitness gyms nearby, including in Tewksbury and Danvers, Mandell said Andover’s demographic was a key reason why the gym wants to be located in town.
Mandell said the tentative grand opening date is Jan. 15, 2013.
“We’ll have our pre-sale memberships in mid-November,” he also said.
Described online as “the most innovative health club brand in the United States, known for absurdly low prices,” Planet Fitness costs about $15 for a monthly membership.
Meanwhile, Sports Clips boasts a hip barbershop theme on its website. The salons are equipped with flat screen televisions playing sports, and there are massage chairs in the shampoo area.