LA Fitness to Replace Former Hancock Fabrics in Edgewater

By Benjamin Woodard on February 8, 2013 11:57am 

 The buidling, at 6101 N. Broadway, will be renovated and open as an LA Fitness by the end of the year. The photo at the top shows the current building, while the bottom is a rendering of the future LA Fitness.
The buidling, at 6101 N. Broadway, will be renovated and open as an LA Fitness by the end of the year. The photo at the top shows the current building, while the bottom is a rendering of the future LA Fitness.
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48th Ward

EDGEWATER — LA Fitness, a national gym chain, plans to open a location in the building formerly home to Hancock Fabrics, officials announced Friday.

The building's owner had planned to redevelop the building at 6101 N. Broadway, located next door to a construction site of a future Walgreen's.

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) said the gym would hire 35 people when it opens by the end of the year.

The 20,000-square-foot space would feature gym equipment including stationary bikes and 50 pieces of cardio equipment, he said. Fifty classes a week would be offered.

A rendering of the building shows a more modern exterior.

Osterman said he was working with Hancock Fabrics to find a new location in Edgewater.

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