– Affordable Gym Concept by Equinox to Open 19,200-SF Location This Fall –
NEW YORK, NY – March 27, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — RKF recently arranged a 19,200-square-foot long-term lease with Equinox’s affordable gym concept Blink Fitness at 163-02 Jamaica Ave., a former movie theater on the corner of Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. Scheduled to open this fall, Blink Fitness will occupy 1,200 square feet of ground floor space and 18,000 square feet on the second floor. This will be the fitness concept’s first location in Queens.
RKF Executive Vice Presidents Barry Fishbach and David Rosenberg represented the landlord, Sol Goldman Investments, LLC, alongside Brett Weinblatt who serves as the Estate’s manager of commercial leasing. Blink Fitness was represented by Peter Levine of Charter Realty & Development.
“This is the perfect location for the first Blink Fitness in Queens, as the space is situated in one of the most dynamic retail and office markets in all of the outer boroughs,” said Fishbach. “The large corner space provides excellent visibility, and is easily accessible within this major transportation hub.”
Established in 2011, Blink Fitness is an expanding gym concept that provides a convenient and affordable fitness solution. It features over 150 pieces of brand-name cardio and strength equipment. Blink Fitness currently operates three other fitness centers, located in Paramus, N.J., Yonkers, N.Y. and NoHo, Manhattan, with other locations soon to open in Bronx, N.Y. and Melville, N.Y.
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