Friday, October 2, 2020

New York Sports Clubs permanently shutters Avenue A location 2 days after reopening

That was fast. After a grand reopening on Monday, the New York Sports Clubs at 28 Avenue A between Second Street and Third Street has permanently closed.

Multiple readers shared an email from NYSC about the closure.

On behalf of NYSC, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close the Avenue A location on September 30th. 

This decision was a difficult one, but all isn’t lost. Effective immediately, your membership has been upgraded to our Elite Membership level at your current rate which gives you access to our entire network of clubs. By having an Elite Membership, you’ll be able to work out in all of our over 160 locations — from DC and Maryland to New York, Boston, Florida, California and yes, even Puerto Rico.
Meanwhile, the sign on the door points to a temporary closure...



Town Sports filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sept. 14 due to coronavirus-related closures. They had reportedly worked out a deal with a group of lenders and a private-equity firm to serve as the lead bidder for the assets. 

On Wednesday, AG Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Town Sports for allegedly illegally charged customers their membership fees during the COVID-19 closure and then failed to issue reimbursements.

This NYSC outpost opened in March 2015 in the newly gut-renovated building... what tenant might want to take arguably the neighborhood's ugliest building?

6 comments:

david said...

I feel bad for owners of building wonderful guys, and no sympathy for the gym

Gojira said...

They should be forced to re-install the Burger-Klein facade. Hottentots.

Anonymous said...

sketch AF!

Ronnie said...

indeed

Scuba Diva said...

Gojira said:

They should be forced to re-install the Burger-Klein facade. Hottentots.

If they hadn't trashed it, yeah—that's a nice thought.

This neighborhood—like all the other "real" neighborhoods in the city, is being continually plowed under.

marhar123 said...

But it's barely a neighborhood anymore, it's just a zipcode. The E.Vill & LES have been dormified for a transient population which is here only for a couple of yrs. Apts are renovated to maximize # of bedrooms by removing living rooms. I e., not meant for families or anyone who plans to stay for a while. Banks are closing retail locations. Can't build a neighborhood in the shortterm.