coming soon to Howl Arts pays tribute to the glory days of punk and drag at the Pyramid, a gym going in across the street from the club is probably more in keeping with the future of Avenue A. Blink Fitness has announced that it’ll open a club at 98 Avenue A, the lot that was home to East Village Farms until the convenience store closed in 2012 and was cleared away for a condo development.Does Avenue A stand for Avenue Abs? While an exhibit
There was plenty of scoffing when New York Sports Club opened an outpost on the dirty boulevard earlier this year, but now the idea of a gym on Avenue A doesn’t even make us, well… Blink plans to open the 12,000-square-foot club early next year. Access to the facilities, including locker rooms and cardio and strength machines, will be $25 a month.
The chain currently has 11 Manhattan locations open or in the works; according to a press release, it plans to add 300 new gyms across the country by 2020.
Once home to the Hollywood Theatre, the hulking brick building at 98 Avenue A was demolished last year; developer Ben Shaoul is currently replacing it with a condo building where one-bedrooms will go for just under $1.3 million.