‘FitHouse’ Folds Bowery Location, Decamps to NoHo
Four months later, that new workout studio, FitHouse, just left the Bowery for good. Unfit for the location, the gates are now drawn and space completely cleared out. Customers are instead directed via storefront signage to the new 5,500 square-foot NoHo location at 712 Broadway (“five blocks away”).
This departure is somewhat sudden. The location at 276 Bowery was initially billed as a flagship for FiHouse, and its lofty expansion plans – more than a dozen around the city within a year – would follow from there. Instead, we were told by an employee that this spot was never permanent but a pop-up.
Perhaps it relates to the purported leasing tactic FitHouse previously announced – flexible “shotgun lease” deals that allow the landlord or commercial tenant to cancel with a 60- or 90-day notice.
FitHouse offers unlimited yoga, dance, high intensity interval training, pilates, and barre classes for $99 a month.
276 Bowery has largely remained vacant ever since Sunrise Rainbow Kitchen Supply vacated the space. There was a brief period when the storefront became a fleeting gallery by artist Arlette Tebele. Now it’s again a vacancy.