LA Fitness to open first Rhode Island location at Garden City

Cranston, R.I. -- Boston-based The Wilder Cos. said that LA Fitness will make its Rhode Island state debut at Garden City Center, located in Cranston.

The 38,000-sq.-ft., two-level facility will be located next to Office Max; a former Borders will be demolished to make way for LA Fitness.

Construction will begin in January 2013 with a late December 2013 or early 2014 opening set.

Garden City Center is currently undergoing a multi-phase transformation of the center to include the relocation of the gazebo from an endcap position to the recently completed focal point of the center. Additionally, a new 20,000-sq.-ft. building is under construction to house Pottery Barn, and work is well underway for an expansion and update of the center’s Williams Sonoma store. 

LA Fitness will mark the beginning of Phase II by transforming former large-format retail space into a mix of mid-size and smaller specialty stores. Further phases will include the addition of new restaurants and redesigned connections to the Whole Foods Market section of the center.

“LA Fitness brings a new dimension to the Garden City Center experience for our shoppers,” said Andrew T. LaGrega, a principal of Wilder, the management company of Garden City Center. Other recent additions include:  Ann Taylor, European Wax, Courtesy Cleaners, Clogs by Alexander’s, Soma Intimates and Edible Arrangements.
 

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