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Gold's Gym to open in York Galleria

David Weissman
  • Gold's Gym slated to move into York Galleria in space formerly occupied by J.C. Penney.
  • Swedish clothing company H&M also scheduled to open in former J.C. Penney space.
  • Gym will be "Super Club," with sauna, steam rooms, tanning, group classes and pro shop.

Visitors to the York Galleria in Springettsbury Township soon will be able to shop for clothes, get an eye exam and work out all in the same building.

Gold's Gym is slated to move into the mall in an approximately 35,000-square-foot space previously occupied by J.C. Penney, according to a news release from the mall's owner, CBL & Associates Properties.

The gym, which will be one of four Gold's locations in York County, is expected to open during the spring of 2017, the release states.

Swedish clothing company H&M also is scheduled to move into part of the former J.C. Penney, which closed as one of four anchor tenants at the mall in early 2015.

CBL spokeswoman Stacey Keating wrote in an email that both tenants will be on the first level. Slightly more than 10,000 square feet of space from the former J.C. Penney remains on the first floor, Keating said, and that is being converted to small shop space.

Vacant storefronts becoming more apparent in York Galleria

The company is working through numerous options to fill the former department store's second level, Keating added.

York Galleria is anchored by Boscov's, Bon-Ton and Sears.

The future location of Bath & Body Works and White Barn Candle is shown at York Galleria mall in York, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Dawn J. Sagert photo

"It's been an invigorating year," Lucinda Hartshorne, the mall's general manager, said in the release. "It's exciting to cap it off with the addition of Gold's Gym."

The gym will be a "Super Club," which includes a sauna, steam rooms, tanning, group classes and a pro shop, according to the release.

Keating wrote that the placement of gyms in enclosed shopping centers has become more prevalent in the last few years, and CBL has sought out gyms and other non-retail companies "in order to provide customers with a broader range of services."

Gold's Gym representatives did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment on the new location.

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