ANDOVER — People of all ages arrived at the new Cedardale Health and Fitness club Monday morning, dressed comfortably in working clothes and smiles.
And as they walked through the doors of the new facility, located at 307 Lowell St. in Andover, they were greeted with a small reminder of how far the club has come since a March 1 fire devastated the old club, located for decades at 931 Boston Rd. in Bradford.
“Cedardale Stonger Than Ever.”
The simple slogan was printed on one of the grey T-shirts the club had made to commemorate the opening of the new location, and it sums up the resilience of a beloved institution that has served as an integral part of life in the Merrimack Valley since it opened in 1971 in Haverhill.
“We’ve had about 40 or 50 people come in this morning,” said Greg Herbert, Cedardale’s senior manager, on Monday. “We probably have 200 or so members signed