Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Blink Fitness to Open Across from Newark Penn Station

NEWARK, N.J.: A building located at the gateway to the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark’s East Ward is about to see new use. 

According to Carmelo Garcia, the Chief Real Estate Officer and Executive Vice President of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, two new businesses are planned for the Ironbound Station Plaza building, located at 2-14 Ferry Street, at the corner of Market Street, directly across from Newark Penn Station. One of the spaces will be occupied by a location of a national coffee company, the name of which has not yet been revealed, while the other will contain a Blink Fitness gym. 

Blink Fitness, which is owned by Equinox Fitness, has been expanding into Northern New Jersey in recent years, and has other area locations in Journal Square in Jersey City, Union, and South Orange. Additional new gyms are planned for 620 Central Avenue in East Orange and 870 Springfield Avenue in Irvington.

Blink Fitness spokesperson Danielle Muzones confirmed to Essex County Place that the company recently signed a lease to open its first Newark location in the space, and that it is expected to open in the first quarter of 2018. 

The 117-year-old building has most recently contained medical offices, including the Ironbound Community Health Center, but was originally the home of the Ironbound Trust Company and a Prudential office.

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