Cedardale Health and Fitness, Haverhill, Massachusetts, re-opened for business on May 30, more than two years after an accidental locker room fire razed 50,000-square-feet of the original 180,000-square-foot club.
The new 110,000-square-foot facility stands on the site of the original Boston Road club. It features a café, two pools, an elevated track, 10 tennis courts, a childcare center, large fitness area, three group exercise studios and two regulation-sized basketball courts.
As of April, approximately 60 percent of Cedardale's 4,000 members had signed contracts to belong to the new club, according to 97.9 WHAV.
After the March 1, 2017, fire, Cedardale temporarily moved its operations into a defunct Boston Sports Club in nearby Andover, Massachusetts. On Nov. 20, 2017, Cedardale broke ground on the new club.
The fire caused at least $2 million in damage and was attributed to either electrical wiring, small appliances or light fixture issues in the women’s locker room.
Ed and Zoey Veasey first opened Cedardale in 1971, and it still remains a family-operated business.
“It feels great to have our members back home where they belong,” Cedardale owner Carolyn Veasey Jackson told necn.com. “We’re just thrilled. It’s so exciting. It’s been a long road."
Cedardale was not included in Club Industry's Top 100 Health Clubs of 2018 list, but most recently ranked No. 75 on the 2017 list.