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Cheetah Gym to Re-open

By Tankboy in News on Sep 7, 2007 11:15PM

We just got this confirmation from one of the employees:

Cheetah will be reopening. The Bucktown and Andersonville locations will be open on Sunday September 9th, Edgewater hopes to follow in a couple of weeks. David Wilshire will no longer be operating Cheetah, employees will be paid, and members are encouraged to come back with the realization that Cheetah is a good facility with a good staff ...

This is VERY good news for us, although we're feeling for all the folks who bolted to other gyms and are now locked into membership contracts elsewhere.

UPDATE 9.10.2007: We worked out there this morning and the staff was very accommodating. We told them we couldn't even give them updated billing information yet and they were fine with it, merely asking us to keep them up-to-date. The only real change we noticed is the abolishment of the "towel rental" charge. Everything else appears to be back to normal, and the staff is doing their best to reassure members who might be wary of rejoining. And, actually, we can't blame wary ex-members. We'd probably feel more secure ourselves if a full explanation of what went on was made public.