Is a Boston Sports Club finally coming to Dorchester?
The gyms are everywhere in Boston, but mainly in the city proper and points heading west, with a few scattered in the north. As the above map shows, it’s barren to the south.
The Dorchester Reporter quotes Tom Cifrino, president of Supreme Realty Trust, owner of the building Sports Clubs has “agreed in principle to a ten-year lease” with. According to the story, the fitness center will take over a 17,000 square foot space in Adam’s Corner that has been vacated by Rite-AID, which closed earlier this year:
The Cedar Grove Civic Association will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 6 at 7 p.m. at St. Brendan’s church to hear more details about the planned renovation of the building and the adjacent parking lot.
Cifrino says that interior demolition work will likely begin inside the first-floor space in August in preparation the fitness club’s renovations. The lease agreement will span ten years, with options for the club to extend its lease in five-year increments beyond that end date.
We reached out to Town Sports International, the owner and operator of all the Sports Clubs locations, and we were told that they do not have a comment at this time. But it’s clear that building’s owner has no problem speaking about the imminent deal.:
“We’ll put in curbing and landscaping and new lighting. The entire area will be re-paved,” said Cifrino, who believes that work on the parking lot will begin “as soon as [the Aug. 6 civic meeting] is over.”
The building at 540 Gallivan Boulevard also houses a Supreme Liquors store, which will also likely be renovated during this project, according to Cifrino. The Boston Sports Club will not displace any other tenants in the building, which also houses College Hype, a popular local sportswear company, in the basement.
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