Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 4, 2012

Marshalls site filled Shawsheen Plaza

Planet Fitness, Sport Clips coming to mall


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.

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