Word on the Street: Aerosports jumps into Fresno

Trampoline park is the largest in the area.

The Fresno BeeFebruary 9, 2014 

Nate Bettencourt, 10, dives into a foam pit at Aerosports Trampoline Park, a new indoor trampoline park which opened about three weeks ago, according to manager Jimmy Martinez. Photographed on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in Fresno.

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Aerosports Trampoline Park has opened in central Fresno, the third and largest trampoline business in the area.

Aerosports, a franchise, is at 4150 Ashlan Ave., near Cedar Avenue. It opened last month and is designed to appeal to kids and adults. It has several areas with large expanses of trampolines where people can remove their shoes and jump. It has two dodgeball courts and two foam pits where customers bounce off a trampoline and into a pit of soft foam blocks. One of the foam pits is for kids 4 feet tall and under, to avoid the possibility of adults landing on small children.

Another section has full-size bounce houses and soon will have arcade games.

Four party rooms can be rented for birthdays or other occasions. One is in the former vault of the Bank of America that was once on site, its big metal door still intact. Aerosports also has a parents' lounge with couches, TVs and wifi that overlooks the kids' foam pit.

Aerosports, at 30,000 square feet, is significantly larger than the 12,000- square-foot 2Xtreme Arena at Shields and Fowler avenues in Fresno or the Skywalk Trampoline Arena, with 7,000 square feet of play space in Madera on Highway 41.

Bouncing on the trampolines at Aerosports costs $12 an hour on weekends, with specials most weekdays. The special rates can be found online at www.facebook.com/aerosportsparkfresno.

Details: (559) 225-2955.

Market on the move

The R-N Market at 6745 N. Cedar Ave. in Fresno is moving and doubling its size.

Lucky for fans of the market, the relocation is a short one. The store is moving across the street and leasing the former Save Mart on the southeast corner of Herndon and Cedar avenues.

The new location is 42,000 square feet, up from the 21,000 square feet at its former location.

Company officials say the new store is expected to open Tuesday and will feature an expanded selection of Asian grocery items along with a full line of American products.

Also new to the market will be a fresh fish section.

R-N Market has 10 stores in the central San Joaquin Valley.

Reedley gets a Dollar

A Dollar General store is moving into Reedley.

SimonCRE, a commercial real estate development company based in Scottsdale, Ariz., bought the former Salvation Army store at 10th and F streets and will convert it into the discount store.

"The planned building updates will be completed this spring so that Dollar General can efficiently serve the growing Reedley area," President Joshua Simon said. "We are happy to repurpose an existing structure, turning it into something that will be a great benefit to the entire community."

Dollar General sells food, housewares, clothing and household supplies. It is the largest dollar store chain in the country with more than 10,000 locations including stores in Fresno, Clovis, Merced, Porterville and Visalia.

 

Bethany Clough, Robert Rodriguez and BoNhia Lee contributed to Word on the Street. It was compiled by Clough. The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6431, bclough@fresnobee.com or @BethanyClough on Twitter.

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