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Immediately after the forty-year-old Plantworks shuttered on East Fourth Street earlier this year, the rumor mill started churning with news of its fitness-oriented replacement. And now Bowery Boogie has confirmed that a gym will indeed be replacing the gardening shop—the new Mile High Run Club is scheduled to open sometime this fall.
We don't know much about what the gym will actually consist of—the Mile High Run Club website is blank, save for a field to enter an email address to receive updates. On her LinkedIn page, founder Debora Warner describes it as "a group treadmill training facility."
What we do know is that it's joining an impressive roster of fitness facilities in the immediate vicinity. Just across the street from MHRC is Crunch, which relocated from Lafayette Street earlier this year, and down the block is a SoulCycle on ground level and a Blink Fitness right above it. David Barton Gym (and its indoor cycling studio, Cyc) is not far away, and Barry's Bootcamp is opening its third NYC location in the neighborhood sometime this year.
Luckily for Plantworks, losing this space due to nearly tripled rent is not the end of their road. Bowery Boogie says that they've found a new home at 268 Hudson Street.
· Mile High Run Club Replacing Plantworks, Becoming 6th Noho Gym [Bowery Boogie]
· Is a Gym Replacing the Just-Shuttered Plantworks? [Racked NY]
· Noho Plant Shop Forced to Close After 40 Years [Racked NY]