Hancock Fabrics closed it's doors of all locations last year, including the one at 1020 W. Francis in North Spokane. And, with the exception of a stint as a seasonal Halloween retailer that space, which is located close by the corner of Francis & Monroe, has sat completely empty.
But this Spring that will end as a new locally owned and operated fitness center is making plans now to open in the space. Fitness Northwest is that center's name and they are hoping to open sometime in May and membership pre-sales could begin this month. Fitness Northwest joins a long list of recent fitness center openings around Spokane but is one of only a few non-chain businesses.
Fitness Northwest says they are committed to promoting and supporting a healthy community in our area. They plan to offer good quality equipment, knowledgeable trainers and staff and customized programs for every level of fitness from beginner to athlete to senior.
Their new space once opened will feature both equipment and weights. In addition to circuit training , turf and name brand group fitness classes . There will also be on site locker rooms with showers, day care services and even a juice bar. The Fitness Northwest fitness center will occupy an estimated 13,000 square feet of space and will be fully remodeled for clean, more modern look then the empty mid box store space that the space has had in recent months.
For more information on Fitness Northwest, including a look at their completed product renderings visit their website at-