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Equinox Gym Leases 33,000 SF at CitiGroup Center in Downtown LA

Two sources today have informed me that Equinox Fitness Gym has finally found a place to setup shop in Downtown LA. This is exciting news for those who are fans of Equinox and who either live and/or work downtown. The upscale national gym chain that recently acquired Sports Club/LA has signed a lease at the CitiGroup Center at 5th and Flower in the heart of the Financial District. Downtown LA will be Equinox’s 14th location in the LA metro and will be another great amenity added to Downtown LA that will help activate the corner of 5th and Flower even after work hours as many office workers and residents nearby will undoubtedly be headed there to workout.

According to the Department of City Planning for LA:

Change of use of approximately 32,516 square feet of restaurant and office floor area to a full service fitness center/health club, including accessory spa, juice bar and retail uses, with hours of operation from 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday within an existing 1,005,477-square foot high-rise office building. The project does not involve the expansion of the building footprint.

Initially, Equinox expressed interest in Related’s Grand Avenue Project on Bunker Hill across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall. However, since that project has been stalled indefinitely as Related continues to search for construction financing, Equinox remained committed to opening downtown. There is currently no updated information on when Equinox will open downtown, but my previous call to Equinox in September 2011 asking about their plans got a response of sometime in 2012.

A 33,000 SF Equinox gym will go into the retail space on the ground level of 444 S Flower aka CitiGroup Center (on the left)

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  1. Do you think Equinox will steal all the gays away from the downtown Golds? I’m betting it will.

  2. Sarah says

    When I cancelled my Equinox membership because their locations are too far from where I live and work, I told my membership advisor that I’d happily rejoin if they even open in DTLA. He said “See you soon!” Aha!

  3. Nick Leathers says

    Where is it going to open in Citi tower? There is a Starbucks and Sandwich shop on the bottom floor. I am guessing on one of the above retail spots?

    • Exactly, the retail space on the third floor is currently vacant. This new gym will do wonders at adding new energy to this plaza after work hours (since the gym is open to 1130pm on week nights).

  4. prado says

    The downtown Y is right behind the Citigroup building. It may not be as much of a meat market but it’s a luxury facility as Y’s go and you can get an awesome workout walking up the Spanish Steps between the Citi and the US Bank tower building to get to the Y from Flower.

  5. Waiting patiently!! So excited, been traveling to all the Equinox and going out of the way but now it’ll be so close!

  6. Joelle says

    Is this still happening? Haven’t seen anything going on around there :-(

      • Rob says

        Yes, I understand they will open a pre-sales office in September. That means it will be under construction by then.

  7. jesus a rocha says

    I work at equinox in Beverly hills and when I found out down town is having one I’m thinking of transferring to that location!

  8. Yeahhhhh…. Cant wait! Finally a clean and up to date gym, and hopefully some sexy well bread men to look at! lmaooo just saying!

  9. Jason Marx says

    Jacquelyn I can’t wait to give you a good work out.

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