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March 4, 2019
This paid piece is sponsored by GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness.
Year Round Brown’s newest store features an upscale look with a unique airbrush room and easy access to the new GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness gym being built next door.
The tanning business occupies a 4,000-square-foot space at the new Roosevelt Marketplace, which is a block north of 41st Street and Sertoma Avenue.
“We’re really expanding everything,” Year Round Brown CEO Zach Neugebauer said. “We did a new look with a forest-modern vibe and are really trying to give a high-end feel at an affordable price.”
Year Round Brown is relocating from a smaller space nearby, where it has 19 sun beds. The new space will have 29 beds along with three areas for spray tanning and an airbrush room.
“It’s kind of a first for the state,” Neugebauer said. “We’re doing something like you would see in Hollywood with a built-in herringbone tiled shower with built-in exhaust. It’s very high end.”
The location is the second largest for Year Round Brown and the second it will have attached to a GreatLIFE fitness center.
“It’s our biggest investment into a single store, from the cabinetry to the front desk to the lighting. We’ve gone above and beyond to make it a top-notch feel,” Neugebauer said.
“The west side is growing so much, which is a reason we’re really excited about the strip mall. We both outgrew our footprints, and this lets us significantly increase space. And the parking lot is huge, so it’s super convenient.”
GreatLIFE is making progress on its space and hopes to open in April. The almost 10,000-square-foot gym will quadruple GreatLIFE’s space in the area and include a group fitness studio, full-service locker rooms with saunas, a large free weight area and an indoor turf area.
“The construction is going well, and we’re excited to see Year Round Brown open,” director of fitness Nick Ovenden said.
“People love the convenience of being able to work out and tan in the same place. A lot of gyms have tanning within the gym, but we find it’s really hard to focus on being the best at two things, so that’s why we’ve found partners who are the best in their field.”
GreatLIFE members, who can add unlimited tanning to their membership for $14.95 per month, love being able to tan and then use the GreatLIFE locker rooms and showers before going on with their day, Ovenden said.
It will become even more convenient at Roosevelt Marketplace, where GreatLIFE members will be able to access stand-up tanning 24 hours a day using their GreatLIFE and Year Round Brown entry cards.
“I think it’s a cool concept and exciting because it saves times,” Ovenden said. “We know people’s schedules are all over the place, so we want to make sure we’re convenient and accommodating.”
Regular hours for Year Round Brown will be 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
There is plenty of space for more business at Roosevelt Marketplace too. Giliberto’s Mexican Taco Shop and Nail World plan to open in the spring, and there has been interest in leasing from other businesses, Neugebauer said.
Year Round Brown’s newest store features a new, upscale look with a unique airbrush room and easy access to the new GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness gym being built next door.