Well I am sure that readers of this blog know that Fitness First at Island Plaza will be closing as of November 30 of this year. It is official that Absolute Fitness will be taking over the gym as of December 1st. After some thought I have decided to accept the offer of Absolute Fitness. It's much cheaper and the deciding feature is I can still just walk across the street to go to the gym. The only drawback is that you have to pay in advance. My worry is that with the very few numbers of people going to Island Plaza the gym won't be able to survive.
As anyone who has visited the shopping center has noticed, the place is a virtual ghost town. The only activity seems to be in Cold Storage, Guardian and Ido Ichi, the Japanese restaurant. There have been no new stores introduced into the mall at all. I did hear a couple of rumors that the anchor tenant will be Giant supermarket. Like I said this is only a rumor and it makes no sense, seeing that Cold Storage, a grocery store, is already there and not doing that much business.
It will be interesting to see if the rumors become reality and more importantly to see if Absolute Fitness and Island Plaza survive.