PLAINVILLE – A local man is hoping his new basketball facility will be a slam dunk.
“People walk in all the time to check it out,” said Brad Fabian, owner.
The Rocky Hill resident started thinking about opening The Basketball House nearly two decades ago after realizing there were not enough local facilities for his children to practice sports.
“I just remember coaching my kids and there was such limited space for practices and games,” he said.
A few years ago, Fabian began looking for a location and found an industrial space next to the police station. With ceilings 32 feet high and plenty of room, The Basketball House can accommodate basketball and volleyball.
“Plainville embraces recreational opportunities such as this,” said Mark DeVoe, director of town planning and economic development. “We can think of no better way to bring new visitors into Plainville.”
DeVoe said recent zoning changes allow vacant industrial buildings to be re-used for other purposes.
Though the facility will not officially open for another few weeks, Fabian has already booked basketball and volleyball tournaments.
The Basketball House will have programs for all ages, including an over 50 league. The basketball and volleyball courts can also be rented.
Fabian said he hopes in the future to get police involved in games as well as local schools.
“There’s been nothing but support,” Fabian said of the town response. “It’ll be great for the community.”
More information can be found on the business website.