Thanks to PQ Living for pointing me to this Washington Business Journal article. The WBJ reports that Vida Fitness is opening a gym in the Renaissance Hotel, which is just south of the Convention Center and Carnegie Library at 9th and K Streets, in mid-June. This will be Vida's third location and will likely compete for members with the Results, The Gym coming soon to City Vista.
I think this is an exciting development on our southern border. In addition to providing yet another convenience to Shaw and Mt. Vernon residents, Vida will add some vibrancy to the convention center area. Can you imagine what this stretch of 9th Street will look like in a few years once the new convention center hotel is built, the old convention center site is redeveloped, Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church development is completed, restaurants like Corduroy are open, the Flats at Blagden Alley built, etc. etc. etc.?!? Exciting.