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Thank You Jeff Barlow

| June 19, 2009, 09:57 AM | 1 Comment

Barlow’s Gymnastics Shutters Doors

gymnastIt was front page news for The Capital yesterday, but it is still a sad situation. Barlow’s Gymnastics has closed their doors after 25 years of business.

From an economic standpoint, it made sense for Jeff Barlow to close. It also reinforces just how bad the economy really is in the area.  How many businesses have gone out of business in the last six months? Barlow’s….Circuit City…Boater’s World…Piccolo Roma…

From a personal standpoint, Barlow’s is a horrible loss for the County. While not gymnasts, my daughters all had participated in their programs over the years and I cannot begin to count the number of birthday parties attended at Barlow’s.

Jeff–many thanks for a great run and for all the entertainment you provided to the youth of our area. You will be missed!

From a succinct note on the main page of their website:

It is with great sadness that I tell you that  June 13, 2009 was the last day of operation for Barlow’s Gymnastics.  After 25 years, the gym is forced to close due to tough economic conditions.

Team members are scattering to other local gyms to continue their training.

This website will continue to operate until the subscription expires in October.  You will be able to access the scores from the 2009 meets until that time.  The blog will be updated sporadically when I have time and news until then.

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About the Author - John Frenaye

John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for nearly 25 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news–and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.

John’s background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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  1. Ann says:

    I personally think Barlow’s closed because of horrible coaching. I was on the team 14 years ago and think very little of Jeff Barlow

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