Three health and fitness businesses have signed leases to open at Huntington Commons, the center’s owner said Thursday, with a fourth business expected to move in next year.
CycleBar, GOLFTEC and iStretchPlus 11 are the new businesses that will be operating in the space previously occupied by Outback Steakhouse, which closed abruptly in 2018, Phenix Salons expected in 2023 and will move into the old Famous Footwear space.
They are part of a renewal of the center, formerly known as the Big H, at 839 New York Ave., with ShopRite opening Sunday. The grocery store will be joining other tenants, including Home Depot, Marshalls,which recently changed locations in the center, Tommy’s Tacos, Old Navy, Petco, Burger King and New China Restaurant.
Urban Edge Properties said it has signed leases for a total of 7,299 square feet for the new businesses.
“These new, health and wellness uses share a target demographic with ShopRite and will benefit from synergies and the increased convenience of adjacency for multiple weekly visits,” said Scott Auster, senior vice president and head of leasing at Urban Edge. “And, with a brand-new Marshalls store in place, Huntington Commons will truly combine the best of essential and discretionary retail alongside in-demand services such as fitness and beauty.”
CycleBar was founded in 2004, and offers a variety of low-impact, high-intensity indoor cycling workouts for all fitness levels. CycleBar offers “CycleTheaters,” enhanced with high-energy “CycleBeats” playlists and tracked using rider-specific “CycleStat” performance metrics.
GOLFTEC was founded in 1995, and offers golf lessons and instruction. It features proprietary OptiMotion technology, measuring how golfers swing the club.
“The two biggest things that drove us to this center are the visibility and access from New York Avenue and the renewed energy within the center as the redevelopment and new tenants are announced and open,” said Chad Covak, vice president of real estate at GOLFTEC.
iStretchPlus: This will be the first location for this locally owned stretching concept that will provide assisted stretching, cupping, infrared sauna, plunge cold therapy, acupressure, and additional wellness services that will focus on but not limited to injury relief, injury recovery and injury prevention.
“The freshly remodeled Huntington Commons is geographically perfect for us to service the hard-working people of Huntington as well as its surrounding cities,” said James Haas, owner of iStretchPlus. “We are very excited to be part of this makeover and pleased that our services will be a nice complement to the services offered by our soon to be neighbors GOLFTEC and Cyclebar. Together we will deliver that sporty, athletic and wellness feel that has been missing from the Center.“
Dan Glazer of Ripco Real Estate represented Urban Edge in all three deals as well as CycleBar. Faronn Roboff of Royal Properties Inc. represented GOLFTEC.