After two and a half years of due diligence, business planning, re-platting, rezoning, 3 public hearings, finance seeking (THANK YOU! Summit Bank of Kansas City) Architect planning, and engineering the Target Time Defense project was issued a building permit on July 8th 2015. Construction is finally underway.
In this blog we will go back to the beginning of the journey and tell the story with pictures. We'll start with images from the former All-American Fitness and follow progress through to it's final transformation into Target Time Defense, Firearms ~ Range ~ Training.
All-American Fitness opened in 1980 under the name Center Court Racquetball. Center Court was a racquetball only club with 8 courts. Jim Gamble was the original Architect/Contractor and part owner with 8 others. Tom Woods was Mayor of Blue Springs at the time. After 3 years as racquetball only, five of the courts were removed and the upper mezzanine level was enlarged to include fitness, aerobics, jazzersize and dance. Later an outdoor Olympic size swimming pool was added on the East side. The name was later changed to All-American Fitness. It operated this way under several owners until it's final closing in June 2013.
This first installment will show the interior of the building as it was left in June of 2013 when the final operator of All-American Fitness closed it's doors. These photos may bring back memories for all the people that were members of AAF for it's 32 years of operation.
The next post will feature images of the demolition of the entire interior of the building.
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