The new owners of the Imperial Valley's largest athletic club have big plans for the facility and the surrounding area, including plans for a water park, a bowling alley and a skate park.
San Diego-area businessman Fred Kim said he bought Jacques 'n Jills Health Club in El Centro because he has long wanted to run a family athletic-type business, in addition to the amount of available adjacent property for development. Kim leads a groups of investors calling themselves El Centro Sports Complex LLC.
"This is a community that doesn't have much in the way of family amusement," Kim said Thursday.
Kim said his plans include changes to the health club including a cyber café, meaning a café with computers with high-speed Internet connections, and new athletic activities.
"We are just at the beginning," Kim said, adding that numerous permits must be obtained before any of his other plans can become reality.