Bed-Stuy Retailer Closes to Make Room for Huge Planet Fitness
A retail clothing store on Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy has closed to make room for a 22,000-square-foot gym.
Pretty Girl, at 1245 Fulton St., shuttered on Thursday so construction can begin on a new three-floor Planet Fitness, according to employees of the shop. The gym’s due to open in 2015.
Planet Fitness leased the space from landlord Infinity Real Estate LLC in October, and will build a second floor on the one-story building while converting the basement into additional gym space, according to a release from the company.
The new gym will be the first in the neighborhood other than the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA.
“Due to the tenant’s aggressive expansion program and strong area presence, ownership considered Planet Fitness to be an attractive retail tenant,” Zach Mishaan, the landlord’s broker, said in October.
“With this lease, Planet Fitness is facilitating a need for the neighborhood.”
Representatives from Pretty Girl did not respond to a request for comment.
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