Next week, a popular all-women fitness center gets booted from Leschi location. The club’s well loved owner has fallen on hard times. As more than 150 paid members (Capitol Hill, the Central Area & Madison Park) hustle to find new digs, panic is mounting. Suitable space to lease is needed by May 25! Yikes. That’s soon! Being tossed out, members are in fear of breaking exercise habit, not seeing long-time friends, losing muscle tone and hello weight gain. New space must haves: min. 1200 sq. ft., parking, bathroom, reasonable rent, neighbors not bothered by loud music starting at 6:30 AM & ending at 7 PM, must be available by end of May. Temporary is okay. Contact 206-322-8613 or [email protected]
Given the generally residential nature of our neighborhoods, this could well be a problem. Any ideas?
The empty shopfronts in NC3 buildings _might_ work if they are well enough insulated: they are typically concrete construction with the apartments above made of wood. There are gyms in the retail spaces of several buildings along Madison. How about the empty storefront in the 23rd/Madison Safeway?
Or perhaps the empty old “Twilight Exit” space at 22nd/Madison: ask Jim Mueller.
I have been seeing a “for lease” sign on the Yat Sen cultural center in the Central District.