Crunch to close Marina City location
- Marina City Crunch and Orleans Crunch to close July 31
- Members will receive more information in the mail
30-Jun-08 Crunch will close its fitness facility at Marina City, company officials have confirmed. General Manager Sean Herron says they were unable to negotiate acceptable lease agreements at Marina City and at 820 North Orleans, two of five Crunch locations in Chicago. Both locations will close on July 31.
Crunch will still have facilities at 30 East Grand Avenue, 939 West North Avenue, and 2727 North Lincoln Avenue. Herron says Crunch members will receive a letter soon that explains the closings and offers special incentives at the other locations.
Gym equipment from the Marina City location will be donated to charity, according to Lauren Boukas, a spokesperson for Crunch.
Crunch has been at Marina City since June 1999. It replaced a Bally Total Fitness location. In 2002, Bally acquired the company that owns Crunch, then sold it off in 2006. Based in New York, AGT Crunch Acquisition LLC operates 30 facilities across the United States. Its estimated sales in 2007 were $118.7 million, according to Hoovers.
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By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | Published 30-Jun-08 3:25 AM