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by Prince Of Petworth October 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

“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.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm 0


4203 9th Street, NW when Lighthouse first opened at this location in 2014

Thanks to David for passing on:

“It’s with great sadness that I must let you know that Lighthouse Yoga Center will be closing our doors at our 9th Street location on September 22. We were notified by our landlord that the building is being sold, and the new owner wants us out immediately. Unfortunately, according to the terms of our commercial lease, we have no recourse but to leave. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

Thanks to Sara for passing on from MINT:

“After an amazing 8 years, we will close the doors of our downtown location [1001 16th St, NW] on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018. But don’t sweat (at least not until you’re taking a MINT Box class), we have two awesome locations, MINT Dupont and MINT Manhattan Laundry. While the building’s owner decided to lease the space to a corporate chain, we’re thankful for all the memories we’ve shared at this location. That being said, we will continue to be your neighborhood gym providing more class, and less drama.”

Any guesses on who the corporate chain is?

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