The owners of the Sunset Strip building that was home to a famed Tower Records store have signed a boutique New York gym operator as the first tenant for a three-story building they intend to erect in its place.
David Barton Gym will be the anchor tenant of the planned building at 8801 W. Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. Chicago developer Sol Barket still needs city approval for the proposal to demolish the empty record store and rebuild on the site.
The developer hopes to begin work on the new retail and office building next spring, said gym operator David Barton. There are already a handful of gyms in the vicinity, but Barton says his will compete by being "cooler than most."
Each of his gyms, also in Miami, Seattle, Chicago and Seattle, has an individual, ornate interior style. A New York branch, for example, has Victorian touches.