2020-2021: New Gyms, Closings, And Acquisitions

Discussion in 'Allstar Cheerleading' started by CoachTamara, May 20, 2020.

  1. luv2cheer92

    luv2cheer92 Moderator Staff Member Bracket Winner Video Curator

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    Yes, there is a Midwest Elite, which is just a single location gym outside Cincinnati. Then there is Midwest Cheer Elite, which is a multi-location "mega" gym program that has locations in multiple states.
     
  2. Keep_Believing

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  3. The_Ace_Of_Base(ing)

    The_Ace_Of_Base(ing) I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    The new WE is a separate entity from Midwest Cheer Elite and yes, like a mile down the road.

    TBH, it will be good for cheerleading in the area. Midwest has had zero competition in that market for a long time.
     
  4. cachoi

    cachoi Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Formerly Rockstar Columbia/Rock Hill
     
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  5. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    Definitely interesting for the Carolina market.

    I've seen people say on here that there are not many players in the market as far as Worlds gyms.

    Your options on a map look like - CEA Raleigh or Kernersville or one of the smaller ones like Salem/Charlotte, Rockstar, ACX or CA. Or driving to Rays. (Or any number of smaller programs.)
     
  6. icequeen

    icequeen Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I feel like Rockstar use to have over 20 locations or it felt like it. Now they are down to 12, 11 if its counts as both the Columbia and Rock Hill locations.

    ETA: I did little digging and this time last year I made a pos about them and they have 18 locations.
     
  7. california cheer mom

    california cheer mom Best Flyer.. on a parent team

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    It's always interesting to me that with all this expansion by mega gyms, no one ever comes to California.
     
  8. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    California is not particularly business friendly. Tax rates, commercial property values (rental or purchase) around the big cities, state regulations around businesses/franchises, etc mean that other states are more attractive and far easier to make work. I am sure it will happen from someone at some point because of the demographics and opportunities, but it may be a few years.

    (Not trying to make a political statement, there are also plenty of great things about beautiful California, just trying to address the comment.)
     
  9. retiredl5cheer

    retiredl5cheer Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Is this the second or third location for WC? Do they still have their PA gym?
     
  10. luv2cheer92

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    They have PA, CT, and OH as far as I know.

    ETA: Actually looks like they have 3 PA locations, so this would be their 7th gym.
     
  11. retiredl5cheer

    retiredl5cheer Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    Geez, I'm totally out of the loop.
     
  12. BlueCat

    BlueCat Roses are red, cats are blue National Champion

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    Here is what I have:

    World Cup
    1. Columbia, SC
    2. Columbus, OH
    3. East Granbury, CT
    4. Easton, PA
    5. Freehold, NJ
    6. Lancaster, PA
    7. Olyphant, PA
    8. Rock Hill, SC
    Rockstar
    1. Arizona (Maricopa)
    2. Atlanta GA
    3. Atlanta South GA
    4. Chambersburg, PA
    5. Charlston, SC
    6. Cleveland, OH
    7. Greenville, SC
    8. Holly Springs, NC
    9. Lake Norman, NC
    10. Las Vegas, NV
    11. New Jersey
    12. NC East, NC
    13. Pittsburgh, PA
    14. Rhode Island
    I keep up with things like this more than most people.
     
  13. CoachTamara

    CoachTamara Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I just need to know if at any point you’ve been like “whoa, did we mess up with this franchise?” CA has largely been successful with the other locations, especially compared to others, but I just feel like it HAS to happen.
     
  14. Knowcheering

    Knowcheering Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    So basically they're renaming these two Rockstar locations World Cup? I'm curious was spurs all these name changes, but there's no way of knowing, really.

    Is the Lancaster, PA location for World Cup also new because I've never heard of this one. Did they compete this season? The two other ones in PA have been running for a while. Aside from their Freehold teams and some of the Easton teams, it's mostly all a blur to me. I had no idea Rockstar had two PA locations either. Some of their other locations have seen some good success and then other ones I wouldn't know were on the map. Impossible to keep track even for super fans of the sport when so many places are named the same thing.
     
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  15. CLynn

    CLynn When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    Are there any well known US brands in the UK?