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Eating Out - November 16, 2018

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PALO ALTO'S OUT OF 'REACH'... After providing fitness classes in Palo Alto for 36 years, Reach Fitness Club is permanently closing the doors of its gym at 707 High St. on Dec. 15, according to a notice posted at the club on Nov. 1. "The debate to close Reach Fitness Club or stay open was truly a difficult decision. Unfortunately, due to the economic demands, it has become a financial hardship to maintain our position in Palo Alto," Darryl Brandon, vice president of operations, wrote to members. "We appreciate every single one of you and hope that you understand our decision." According to a flyer from Premier Properties advertising the 6,070-square-foot facility as "ideal for fitness, retail, or personal services," the building will be available for lease on Jan. 1, 2019. The announcement of the building's pending availability was posted online back in July, according to the real estate site 42floors. The asking rental rate has not been disclosed.The Reach Pilates Studio at 833 Emerson St. will remain open and operate as usual, according to Brandon. Reach opened its fitness club in Palo Alto in 1982 with the goal of building a community around health and fitness. Over the years, the gym has offered everything from cardio and strength training to yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes to personal training services. Members, many who have been there since the start, described the club as a welcoming community that "feels a bit like home." In 1990, the company expanded its operations to include corporate fitness. Today, it manages facilities for corporations across the country.

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Posted by charles reilly
a resident of another community
on Nov 23, 2018 at 7:38 am

Is a "third-wave" coffee roaster one that has emerged after the chain-store group of Starbucks, Peets and even Phil's? There seems to be some "boutique"-type coffee retailers with more "local" identities ... There is a new one in Menlo Park that seems to be doing very well.

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