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When we last checked in with Barry Jay about the opening of Barry's Bootcamp in Noho, he mentioned that clients were gunning for an uptown location. "We're shooting for a lot of areas, and sometimes it's about finding the right space at the right time," the workout guru told Racked in October. And for Upper East Siders, it looks like the right time is right now.
Crain's New York reports that the California-based fitness chain has just signed a lease for the corner of Second Avenue and 64th Street. With a 400-square-foot ground floor reception area and 5,400 square feet on the second level for the studio, locker rooms, and amenities, it'll be their largest Manhattan location yet. Aside from Noho, Barry's operates in Chelsea and Tribeca.
"Barry's [is looking] to take advantage of the loyal customers in this market who have been making the trek downtown to classes for years," real estate agent Neal Ohm, who represented Barry's in this transaction, told the business publication. Other boutique fitness chains have seized upon this pocket of the Upper East Side as of late as well: SLT and Flywheel Sports opened here in the past few months, and The Fhitting Room recently signed for a studio, too.
No word yet on Barry's opening date—or how many treadmills will be available for reservation—but we'll be keeping an eye out for updates.