My Green Lake reader Anne Beasley Weber wrote to us yesterday with the news. “I love this gym,” she said. “It’s seriously like the old Cheers TV show – the place where everyone knows your name.” However, due to the upcoming Kids Club closure, Anne says many neighborhood parents are in a bind. “Parents are scrambling to figure out what to do with their membership,” she said, “or how to find alternative childcare. I feel that the owner has shut out families with kids under the age of five from being members.”
I spoke with American Athlete owner Tony Held today. Tony confirmed that the Kids Club will be closing this Thursday (Sept. 30, 2010). However, he said that “it is absolutely false” to say that parents are scrambling. “I’ve worked it out with everybody,” he said.
A dedicated cycling studio will be replacing the Kids Club, which looks out over Woodlawn Ave NE. The studio will hold sixteen bicycles and will open October 11.