Before boxing became the model workout of the moment, there was Trinity Boxing Club, which has welcomed everyone from professional fighters to neighborhood residents (celebrities included) since it opened a block from the former World Trade Center site in 2004. But according to DNAinfo, the popular fitness spot is bowing out of the Financial District due to a major rent hike.
"I know downtown is hot now for real estate," Trinity owner and former boxer Martin Snow told the publication. "But there should be some kind of help, some kind of concession for the businesses that built up this neighborhood — one by one we're being forced out by higher rents."
Its closure on September 30th doesn't necessarily signal the end of the club in New York City, though (there's one in Los Angeles, too). Snow was actively looking for a new spot before the rent hike occurred, but concedes that wherever Trinity eventually ends up, it likely won't be Fidi.
"It just breaks my heart," Snow added. "Our motto here is ‘fight the good fight' — we'll keep fighting, but we can't do it here anymore."