published Friday, March 21st, 2014

The Block expands with climbing gym exclusively for kids

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One of the country's largest climbing gyms is going to get even bigger.

High Point Climbing and Fitness, the flagship tenant in Chattanooga's new downtown entertainment center, The Block, is adding a 3,000 square foot climbing gym for children to its already sprawling facility on Broad Street, company owners announced today.

Called 'Funtopia,' the children's section will feature special obstacles and climbing walls built solely for kids. Funtopia will be connected to High Point's main gym but will also have a separate entry on Chestnut Street.

High Point partner John Wiygul said he hopes the Chestnut Street entrance will pull families from the nearby Creative Discovery Museum.

The expansion will fill up the remaining open space in the $7.5 million development, which includes tenants Rock/Creek and Chattz Coffee.

For more information and detail on The Block's first few months in business, read tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Shelly Bradbury...

Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint ...

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