Feb. 12--The owner of the former Toys-R-Us space on New Britain Avenue in Corbin's Corner is looking to re-purpose the roughly 38,800-square-foot space into a 24-hour fitness club called Edge Fitness.
A public hearing was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in room 314 of West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main St.
Mayor Shari Cantor said Tuesday morning that the public hearing has been rescheduled due to weather forecasts of snow, sleet and freezing rain Tuesday night. The public hearing will take place on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. she said. Tuesday night's town council meeting has been cancelled.
The applicant and owner, Regency Centers, wants to amend the current special development district application to allow for signage to remain lit for 24 hours, change the facade of the building, add windows along the side and back of the building and pedestrian and landscaping improvements, according to an application filed with the town.
The interior space will be about 12,600 square feet smaller, according to the application.
There are currently 14 Edge Fitness centers in the state, the closest location is in Bristol. According to the fitness club's website, locations offer a variety of amenities, including group exercise classes, cinema cardio space, workouts for kids, lockers and saunas, tanning and massage, a spinning area, pilates, a turf area and women's workout area, among others.
Memberships, according to Edge Fitness center's website, start at $9.99 a month.
Town planner Todd Dumais said the Town Plan and Zoning Commission as well as the town's Design Review Advisory Council gave favorable referrals and the Town Plan and Zoning commission approved the Regency Centers' application for 24-hour operations.
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Editor's note: This story has been updated.
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