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Cal Fit to open K Street gym this month

04/03/2014 10:10 AM

05/02/2014 4:36 PM

But will there be a pool for the mermaids?

California Family Fitness has announced that it will open a new health club on K Street the week of April 28. The club will stand next to Dive Bar – also known as the “mermaid bar” – along a stretch of restaurants and bars on the 1000 block of K Street.

Randy Karr, president of California Family Fitness, said “this location will be a great addition to the downtown community.”

City officials have sought to attract more amenities to downtown in an attempt to lure residential development.

The City Council approved the lease for Cal Fit in 2012. The property was part of an agreement in 2009 that dedicated $5.4 million in redevelopment money for the revamping of four properties on K Street.

The five-level gym will include fitness equipment and classes, a rooftop basketball court and lounge, a sauna, steam room and smoothie bar.

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