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Eating Out - July 12, 2019

Shop Talk

AMITY CROSSFIT LEAVES 'FITNESS ROW' ... After occupying the former Keeble & Shuchat Photography studio at 261 S. California Ave. since January 2017, Amity CrossFit has relocated to 505 Barron Ave. in the former Blossom Birth & Family building in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood. Classes at the new site were up and running at the start of July, according to Amity's website. The California Avenue site — located in the area between Birch Avenue and Park Boulevard that has developed into a "fitness row" in recent years with the opening of a cluster of gyms, including Pilates Vis, Pure Barre fitness center, Performance Gaines and Girya Strength — is vacant and a lease sign was in the window earlier this week. Founded in an industrial building at 3516 El Camino Real in 2010, the fitness center was among the earliest in Palo Alto to offer CrossFit workouts — an intensive group fitness program founded in Santa Cruz in 1995 that incorporates weight lifting with cardio and body-weight exercises. After outgrowing its space on El Camino Real, the gym moved to California Avenue where, according to staff, they hoped to attract drop-in foot traffic as commuters walked to and from the nearby Caltrain station. — L.T.

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