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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.

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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