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24 Hour Fitness Signs Lease for First Washington DC Location

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San Ramon, Calif.-based 24 Hour Fitness has signed a lease for a 40,000-square-foot location at Art Place in Washington, D.C.’s Fort Totten neighborhood, according to a press release from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, which is developing the mixed-use development.

Slated to open in 2021, this will be the fitness chain’s first location in D.C. and sixth in the region, per the release. The company has over 430 clubs across the country.

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“As we continue our expansion plans in the Northeast, we’re excited to bring a flagship club location to the Fort Totten neighborhood in Washington D.C.,” Raymond Dewhirst, a senior director at 24 Hour Fitness, said in a prepared statement. “The Fort Totten Art Place project is remarkable and we’re delighted to be a part of it.”

24 Hour Fitness will offer strength, cardio and functional training equipment, cycle rooms, personal and group training sessions, and “a multitude of additional offerings,” per the release. The location will sit at 400 Galloway Street NE, below the 520-unit apartment residence The Modern at Art Place.

“D.C. is recognized as one of the country’s top educated and fittest cities, and proximity to diverse health and wellness offerings is a top priority,” Jane Cafritz, a Cafritz Foundation board member, said in a prepared statement. “We welcome the opportunity to provide our residents and the larger Fort Totten neighborhood access to a full-service health and fitness club as we continue to partner with top lifestyle and cutting-edge retailers at Art Place.”

A Cafritz Foundation spokeswoman would not share lease details or disclose whether brokers were involved in the deal.

Art Place’s first phase, which opened in the fall of 2017, includes a 520-unit apartment building called The Modern at Art Place, DMV Urgent Care location, a pharmacy store and a dentistry. Aldi recently signed a lease for a 25,000-square-foot store, which will be the largest store for the grocer in D.C., Commercial Observer previously reported.

At full build out, Art Place will include nearly 2 million square feet of multi-family residential, retail, cultural, art, public and entertainment spaces.