DALLAS – The nation's only full-service fitness club dedicated to basketball has opened its first location in North Texas, zeroing in on Sandy Lake Business Center's youth-driven tenant roster as the catalyst for a 10-year lease.
PickUp USA Fitness is occupying a 16,936-sf end cap in an industrial flex project at 989 W. Sandy Lake Rd., Coppell's primary artery connecting its residential developments to the freeway system. The new tenant has backfilled the 57,302-sf Sandy Lake Business Center's only vacancy, a former Taekwondo studio.
"This project appeals to youth-oriented tenants because of the vast number of rooftops in the immediate area," says Erik Blais, vice president of Dallas-based Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services. The roster also includes Jill Rejeannes Dance Machine and Mohler Mixed Martial Arts plus Electronic Output Solutions Inc. and ProSource Flooring.
"Sandy Lake Business Center has always had a kind of retail aspect because of its visibility and accessibility to TX 121," adds Blais, who represents the landlord, H2C Enterprises Inc.
PickUp USA Fitness' courts are available to high school, collegiate and pick-up teams. The club is outfitted with the latest basketball equipment, including shooting practice machines, and offers private training and classes by professionals. Games for adults and youth are held six days a week. The interior also sports cardio and weight rooms.
Allyson Yost and Cole Hooper of Colliers International represented the local franchisee, Mosley Basketball. California-based PickUp USA Fitness also has operators in Houston, Arizona, Florida, Nevada and its home court.
Sandy Lake Business Center is a fully air-conditioned structure developed in 2005 on a four-acre tract in one of the city's leading commerce centers. The immediate neighborhood also includes North Lake College's north campus.
"PickUp USA's franchisee was focused on Coppell because of his market research," Blais says. "Sandy Lake Business Center was the only location that offered the visibility and accessibility he wanted."