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April 25, 2024

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Two Murfreesboro Stores Close, Two More Open

Murfreesboro loses Bounce U and Hook-1, gains a Trek Bicycle shop and new primary/urgent care center

In the age of COVID-19, stores are scrambling to adapt their business models to stay sustainable. 

Four months after the coronavirus put a halt to in-person shopping and entertainment, it seems all too easy for businesses to fall victim to this new economical landscape. 

But as two more Murfreesboro businesses shut their doors for good, two more are set to open by late fall.

After 12 years, Bounce U sent an email Tuesday night informing customers of its closing. The indoor inflatable play venue located on Park Avenue was the first of its kind in Rutherford County.

"We thank you for choosing us to celebrate the most important day of the year for your kid … their birthday!" the email read.

The Nashville Bounce U location has been closed as well. Bounce U's sister company, Pump It Up, has closed locations in Brentwood and Mt. Juliet, while venues in Knoxville and Barlett remain open. 

After  in Murfreesboro, Hook 1 Outfitters is also shuttering its Murfreesboro store located at 1956 Old Fort Parkway. The store closes its doors after 16 months of business, according to a Facebook post made Wednesday morning. The company is shuttering its Hendersonville location as well.

Parkside Murfreesboro, a shopping complex on the corner of Memorial and Northfield Blvd, is expecting two new tenants — Trek Bicycle and Sanitas Medical Center.

Trek Bicycle is one of the global leaders in the design and manufacture of bicycles and related products.

Though the company, headquartered in Wisconsin, is marketed through independently owned shops across the world, this location will be one of the brand's flagship stores and the first corporate-operated store in Middle Tennessee.

Like Trek Bicycle, this will be Sanitas Medical Center's first location in Middle Tennessee.

Sanitas has an integrated care model that improves access to quality and culturally appropriate primary and urgent care.

The multinational health organization serves more than 5 million people globally, with 50 medical centers across the United States. 

The new tenants will join Climb Murfreesboro, Primrose Table restaurant, Penn Station subs and Rain Tree Salon and Spa. 

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.