Dear PoPville – Any New Gyms on the Horizon?

by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm 27 Comments

“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard any buzz about plans for a new gym in Petworth/Mount P/Columbia Heights? Washington Sports Club in the Target building is a mess…. mismanaged, overpriced, oversold– but with a prime location and no competition north of U Street. It would be fantastic to have an independent gym in the area, but even another chain option would be an improvement.”

Unfortunately the sign above is the closest I’ve seen to a new gym coming to Petworth. It makes me weep to think we almost had one at 3910 Georgia Ave, NW. Back in Oct. ’10 there was some scuttlebutt that a small gym was looking into the space above Meridian Pint at 11th and Park Rd, NW but nothing ever came of that. To be honest it seems like a real business opportunity. I know we also pine for a movie theater and a book store but I realize those would probably have a tough time being profitable. But I honestly think a new gym in the Petworth/Columbia Heights/Mt. Pleasant area would make a killing. I’m hopeful one day an investor with an ounce of vision will realize this…

In the meantime we spoke about some reasonably priced gyms around town here.


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