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Coppermine to buy Bare Hills fitness center

Coppermine to buy Bare Hills fitness center

Coppermine, which operates sports facilities and youth programs in Baltimore, is buying Bare Hills Racquet & Fitness Club off Falls Road.

Financial terms of the deal, expected to close Wednesday, were not disclosed. The club, located at 1420 Clarkview Rd, will be renamed Coppermine Racquet & Fitness.

With the new club, Coppermine will expand its offerings to include racquet sports and adult fitness.

Coppermine's three facilities cater to youth, offering team and individual sports programs, such as gymnastics, dance, soccer, baseball and flag football.

"We have probably 5,000 adults with kids coming through every week — now we can market to them," said Coppermine President Alex Jacobs.

Bare Hill offers group fitness classes, tennis, squash and other racquet sports. The center has about 1,400 fitness members and 500 tennis members.

Coppermine will add youth racquet sport programs to the center, but plans to keep the club's adult fitness and class offerings, and that the ownership transition should be seamless for members, Jacobs said.

Jacobs said Bare Hills was an ideal place for Coppermine to build programming for adults because of its proximity to its other facilities.

Bare Hills is down the road from Coppermine Fieldhouse and a few miles away from Coppermine Cross Keys.

The organization also operates Coppermine Du Burns Arena in Canton.

Bare Hill has between 30 and 40 full- and part-time employees, and will bring the company's total head count to about 140 workers, Jacobs said.

sarah.gantz@baltsun.com

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