Business Briefs - June 20, 2019
A NEW NAME FOR THE FAMILY CIRCLE TENNIS CENTER
On June 1, the Family Circle Tennis Center on Seven Farms Drive was renamed LTP Daniel Island. Charleston businessman Ben Navarro, owner of LTP Mt. Pleasant, acquired the Family Circle Tennis Center and Volvo Car Open in September 2018. The move is a part of “an effort to consolidate both operational and instructional assets of LTP Mt. Pleasant and LTP Daniel Island after the recent acquisition of Charleston Tennis LLC,” according to the facility’s website.
Navarro is also founder and CEO of Sherman Financial Group and founder of Meeting Street Schools.
NEW O2 FITNESS LOCATION OPENS ON DI
O2 Fitness has a new home on Daniel Island. The facility has officially relocated from its Seven Farms Drive location to a brand new facility at 866 Island Park Drive.
“Bringing this reimagined club back to Daniel Island residents and visitors is an amazing opportunity to serve this community,” said Rachel Mason, general manager of O2 Fitness, Daniel Island. “With our Kids Club, state-of-the art equipment and studio group fitness classes, members are going to be blown away with these amenities and offerings that are conveniently located in Central Island Square.”
O2 Fitness first came to Daniel Island as East Shore Athletic Club in 2006. The half-mile move to Central Island Square is a huge upgrade for the club, which nearly doubled the size of useable fitness space. Features at the 8,320 square foot facility include a well-appointed group fitness studio, a large area for functional training, new strength and cardio equipment, luxury locker rooms and a robust Kids Club area with training turf and a variety of equipment.
NEW BUSINESSES FILL IN SPACE AT POINT HOPE COMMONS
Point Hope Commons, a new shopping center located at the entrance to Point Hope Parkway off Clements Ferry Road, is taking shape. Publix, the anchor store in the center, is expected to open to customers in August, according to Fritz Meyer, leasing agent for Brumley, Meyer Kapp & Associates, LLC.
Other businesses that have signed leases include Egan’s Liquor Store, Sandy’s Dry Cleaners, Jersey Mikes, Famulari’s Pizzeria, Heartland Dental, and a nail salon, added Meyer. Those tenants won’t start opening for several months, he said, as their individual spaces need to be outfitted to suit their needs. Meyer and his team are also working with a couple of restaurants as well.
“It’s about 60 percent leased,” he said. “…We still have plenty of room. We’re looking for a fitness user, more retail, and we would like a packing store….Things are going really well. We would expect to have some of those uses come in over the next couple of months…It’s really taken off. Hopefully by end of summer it will be a fully operational shopping center.”