By Gary Lloyd
24e Fitness plans to open in mid to late January in a section of the former Food World building on Main Street in Trussville, according to Vice President of Operations Jack Robertson.
Construction began on the 15,000-square-foot fitness center Oct. 1. The building will be completely renovated.
“Since 2007 we have been looking for the right location in Trussville,” Robertson said. “While it has taken the better part of the last six years, our team was finally able to find the location we wanted at the former Food World. We are excited to be able to deliver the type of product area residents have been asking for and help revitalize downtown Trussville.”
A grand opening will be held once construction is completed.
Sharing the space with 24e Fitness will be Fresh Value Marketplace, a grocery store that plans to open in December.
In October, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of Anytime Fitness owner Rick Plourde and former city councilman George Glenn, stating that the Trussville City Council and Downtown Redevelopment Authority “acted in violation of applicable law in regards to the subject property.” The lawsuit states the individuals or administrative bodies may have acted “arbitrarily, capriciously, negligently or carelessly in the development of or approval for the subject property.”
The city council in August approved $800,000 in tax abatements for Fresh Value Marketplace and $912,000 to remodel the building.
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