(METAIRIE, La) — The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of a multimillion dollar wellness facility in Fat City. JEDCO joined Parish President John Young, District 5 Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng and owners of Chronos Body, Health and Wellness to welcome the company to the Fat City community.
Once completed, Chronos Body, Health & Wellness will be a full-service wellness center that provides all services in a single complex. The 13,000-square-foot facility was purchased in February 2013 and is currently undergoing an extensive renovation. Of the $4 million dollar project, JEDCO financed over $1.6 million of it for equipment, working capital and real estate costs.
The shared vision of Dr. Mace Scott and Dr. Miguel Aguilera, along with partner Dr. John Higginbothem, Chronos breathes new life into Fat City. For years, JEDCO has worked with the Jefferson Parish Council and Administration to redevelop Fat City. Through The Jefferson EDGE, a long-term strategic plan to improve economic viability, Fat City was identified as an area with high potential to positively impact Jefferson’s continued prosperity. Over the years, the parish has seen an increase of new, high-quality businesses to Fat City, a sign of successful revitalization.
“We are thrilled to see this project come to fruition,” says Jerry Bologna, the executive director of JEDCO. “JEDCO identified Fat City as an area of focus and revitalization many years ago and we have worked in coordination with the Jefferson Parish Council and Administration to improve the area through economic development projects. Not only are we excited to participate in this exciting event, but we are also pleased to have played a role in the financing of this project. The groundbreaking of Chronos Body, Health and Wellness is indicative of the shift within the Fat City community to welcome high quality businesses to the area. We look forward to watching Chronos achieve success in Jefferson Parish and we will offer our resources every step of the way.”
“We are delighted to welcome Chronos Body, Health & Wellness to Jefferson Parish and look forward to its contribution to the continued revitalization of Fat City. This unique wellness center concept is the first of its kind in the greater New Orleans area and we are proud Chronos chose to make this significant investment here in Jefferson Parish,” adds Jefferson Parish President John Young.
“I am so very excited about the new body, health and wellness facility under construction in Fat City. The owners’ decision to purchase, invest, renovate and revitalize an existing, partially vacant building, is the key to changing Fat City into a bustling and vibrant neighborhood once again,” says Jefferson Parish Councilwoman (District 5) Cynthia Lee-Sheng. “This year is starting out strong for us and with the groundbreaking of Chronos Body, Health & Wellness we continue to make great strides in seeing this neighborhood change right before our eyes. The concept of beauty, health and wellness – all under one roof – is so innovative and we are proud that the owners chose to deliver these services right here in Fat City.”
Chronos will offer a wide array of services to meet the needs of its customers. Not only will Chronos house a 24-hour fitness center, but it will also provide physician-supervised, non-surgical cosmetic services, weight loss management services and spa/salon services. The facility, located at 3200 N. Arnoult Road, is slated to open in June 2014.