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Planet Fitness will be joining Floor & Decor at The Atlantic Shopping Center, a Paces Properties redevelopment project, at 1599 Memorial Drive in Kirkwood.
“We are hoping to start our buildout in February for a mid-May opening,” a spokesperson for Alder Partners LLC, the location’s franchisee, shared with What Now Atlanta over an email.
According to official filings with the City, an estimated $850,000 will be spent building out a new 19,800-square-foot Planet Fitness as a co-anchor tenant within the adaptive-reuse project, originally built in 1962.
The “Judgement Free Zone” neighborhood fitness chain for the casual gym-goer has 12 locations in metro Atlanta locations in Decatur, Smyrna and Stone Mountain, but the nearest one to the forthcoming Kirkwood club is due west, off the I-20 at the Mall of West End.
The purchase continues the surge of investment and interest in Memorial Drive and the surrounding in-town neighborhoods—Kirkwood, Oakhurst, Decatur, East Atlanta, Ormewood, and Candler Park.