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. Terms of the deal, expected to close today, were not disclosed. The club, located at 1420 Clarkview Road, not far from the original Coppermine location, 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 existing 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. In addition to the Coppermine Fieldhouse, nearby off Falls Road, and Coppermine Cross Keys, the company operates Coppermine Du Burns Arena in Canton. Bare Hills 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. on assets, return on equity and efficiency measures.” Howard Bank’s $1 billion in assets, as of September 30, represents a 10 percent increase in assets from the same time last year. The bank has 15 offices stretching from Ellicott City to Annapolis and Elkton.