Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

It’s been about a year since you last posted a question about the much-anticipated, but long-elusive XSport Fitness Fort Totten opening.

As recently as last month, the retail page for the Modern at Art Place indicated that this gym would be opening in Winter 2018. Now, they no longer list the gym as a future tenant, and XSport has removed the Fort Totten gym from their “Coming Soon” page.

Does anyone have any inside info? Can us Brightwood / Petworth / Fort Totten / Lamond-Riggs / Michigan Park residents still hold out some hope? Or is XSport Fort Totten the gym equivalent of vaporware?”

Another reader writes:

“This gym has been “coming soon” for over 4 ½ years. What’s more absurd is that the facebook page has a daily stream of pics of people working out, tagging the Fort Totten location and then has stupid chicken soup for the soul (or I guess muscle) quotes. The people posting on the page about the perpetual non-existence are pretty funny. And I have contacted them multiple time and they said we don’t have an opening date. This place has been coming soon longer than the duration of the American civil war.

I think it will be a great addition to the community –if it ever opens. And having a new fitness chain will be good for access in these areas of Northeast.”

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