February 22, 2017
LA Fitness is set to open a new fitness center in the same East Memphis shopping center that Nordstrom Rack will be located - Poplar Commons.
LA Fitness member services' representative Israel Escamilla said it's on the company's calendar and there are plans to open a gym there in that location. He said there's no set date as to when this will happen.
Construction has already begun on the Poplar Commons. The building permits were attained during spring 2016, which shows the first phase to include three, one-story buildings that will cost about $15 million to develop.
Nordstrom Rack is the clearance version of Nordstrom Inc., which is set to open in the fall and be the biggest of all three buildings. The Ultra Beauty store will be located in another building.
Robert Sloan and Danny Buring are commercial real estate brokers with The Shopping Center Group and representatives of LA Fitness, which has been growing significantly around the Memphis area.
Buring said he would not comment on whether or not LA Fitness has gotten a lease for the area but did remark that the area has been pursuing a lease.
Should LA Fitness enter the East Memphis area, it'll be the city's seventh for the gym. There are other LA Fitness sites around the area including Collierville, Bartlett and Cordova.