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Results vs Vida: A "Gym Wars" Update

The Washington Blade has a good story this week that summarizes the “gym wars” between the owners of Results Gym (Doug Jeffries) and Vida Fitness (David Von Storch).

In a nutshell: Von Storch (who also owns the Capitol City Brewing Company restaurants) owns the 1612 U Street NW property, which is also the location of the original Results Gym location. Jeffries’ lease is up in early 2011 and Von Storch is taking over the space for another Vida Fitness location. (Full disclosure: I am a long-time, happy member of the Results location on U Street).

For background, read the Blade’s story from March 17, 2006, “Gay gym owners spar over Results’ U Street location; Results’ Jefferies says landlord von Storch is envious and ‘jealous’. The Washington Business Journal also had, Gym owners face space race in beefed-up market, on March 10, 2006.

From the Blade:

There’s new drama in the longstanding feud between gay gym owners Doug Jeffries of Results and David von Storch of Vida Fitness.

The Washington City Paper reported last week that construction plans for a renovation of the 1612 U St., N.W., location of Results, include a three-story expansion and rooftop pool. Von Storch owns the building, and Jeffries’ lease ends in March 2011, so Results will be moving out and Vida Fitness will be moving in.

Go to Blade story.

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