Central Coast Gymnastics celebrates 3 decades of business

Central Coast Gymnastics opened its doors in San Luis Obispo 30 years ago today.

To celebrate the milestone, owner Mimi Phene-McKellar and others set up a tent in the parking lot with food, drinks, cake, and an ice cream truck for hundreds of attendees.

“It was 30 years ago today that I started really small and I built it over time,” she said. “But I did it with the community support.”

Local kids got to take home some “swag bags” as well.

Phene-McKellar said the anniversary celebration meant a lot this year after a tough time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I literally am in business because the customers come in the community supports us,” she added. “Even though the pandemic we had, it makes me emotional, quite a few people who paid us even though we are closed and just wanted to keep us open.”

Phene-McKellar and some of the students are especially excited with the Olympics set to begin in a matter of weeks. They held watch parties for the trials leading up…

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