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Crunch Fitness won’t open in SE Boise, after all

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BoiseDev first reported more than a year ago on permits to remodel an old gym building in Boise for a new Crunch Fitness. Now, the local franchisee for the chain says it won’t open in the location after all.

“We turned over our option to buy and are not doing a club any longer,” Curtis Harman, CEO of Harman Fitness told BoiseDev. “Boise has been such a tough market that we are not looking to (add) any more clubs there.”

The building is owned by Bay Shore Oil Company, a California-based company operating as DD Dunlap. A representative for the property owner declined to comment.

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The building permit for the project expired earlier this year. When the City of Boise reached out to ask if the permit should be extended, a representative said no.

“We (are) working on selling the property to (an) apartment developer,” Don Veasey with Kal Pacific wrote.

The building has hosted a number of gyms on and off over the years, including a 24 Hour Fitness location, Park Center Health and Racquet Club and others. It has been vacant for more than five years.

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