On Tuesday morning, many people gathered in Plymouth for an exciting announcement for the future of the town’s economy.
Five new businesses have announced that they will be opening in Plymouth as soon as construction on the new Plymouth Plaza is finished. The plaza will house each of the new businesses as well as one existing businesses, and is located just off of Highway 4 on North Madison Avenue. The businesses will include P-Town Fitness, a 24-hour fitness center, P-Town Daily Grind Coffee and Smoothies, both owned by Dustin and Elise Gronemeyer, Live Love Dance dance studio owned by Robin Drewes, Barefoot Buddies Daycare, owned by Natasha Siebrandt, Hometown Eatery, owned by Heather Thompson, and Jefferson Community Health and Life.
Dustin Gronemeyer, who developed Plymouth Plaza explained that this started after a survey was sent to the community of Plymouth to determine the possibility of constructing a new fitness center.
“Plymouth was always receptive of business owners taking over the property to take care of it,” said Gronemeyer. “It started with the plan for the fitness center and then we found out there would be more space we could lease to other businesses. We met with other businesses and our spaces filled up pretty fast. We’re excited to see Plymouth grow and to be able to bring fitness to Plymouth to encourage people to live healthy lives.”
Construction on the facility has already started, and Gronemeyer hopes that it will be completed by January 1, 2018. Jefferson Community Health and Life CEO Chad Jurgens explained that they will have a clinic at the plaza to provide medical services to people in the area. He explained that it is a part of JCH&L’s dedication to promoting health in Jefferson County.
“We look to provide health to the whole county,” said Jurgens. “It just makes it a lot easier to be able to bring these services to these communities. We think it will be really good to have.”
Fred Meyer, Plymouth Village Board Chairman, is excited to see the economic development occurring in Plymouth and to see young people playing an active role in their community.
“This is really exciting to see happen here,” said Meyer. “I think it’s a great that young couples are making an investment in Plymouth and seeing a future here. It’s a great town! We have a vibrant main street, and we’re going to see more businesses coming in along Highway 4. It’s a win-win situation all the way around, and I’m happy to see that. We’re looking forward to seeing these businesses open.”