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Solidcore Pilates added to Moxy Hotel site

David Krakow

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Under construction at 1234 Central Ave.: The Moxy Hotel. Photo by David Krakow.

A Solidcore Pilates Studio will be debuting on the site of the Edge District’s new Moxy Hotel in the spring. The studio – the 6th Solidcore in Florida, but the first in the Tampa Bay region – will join other ground floor retailers to include a coffee shop, health, wellness and beauty spaces, a podcast studio and a lobby bar.

The Marriott-branded hotel at 1234 Central Ave. is part of what is being called the Edge Collective, a group of buildings and walking paths that the owners – PTM Partners of Miami – say will eventually connect two blocks with the planned re-development of the Gas Plant district. There is currently an underground walkway that connects Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, on the 1300 block of Central, to Tropicana Field.

“Solidcore is very excited to bring its signature 50-minute workout to this bustling city,” said Josh Rainey, Director of Real Estate at Solidcore. He described the workout as “focusing on building overall strength through continuous time under tension which combines the principles of pilates and resistance-based strength training.”

Rainey is looking to a late-spring opening with 15-20 coach and management employees on-site. He said there are currently 111 Solidcore locations in 25 states. He is excited to join what he called a “rich and competitive fitness market” in St. Petersburg.

“Solidcore is looking forward to having the Moxy Hotel as its close neighbor,” he added, “as the hotel will bring such diverse foot traffic. We are excited to welcome another city under the blue lights and for our clients to experience the joy of the workout.”

Scheduled to open this spring, the Moxy will have 163 rooms. Solidcore is to occupy a 2,142-square-foot storefront on the ground floor adjacent to the Bodega on Central restaurant.

The Marriott website says there are 39 Moxy U.S. locations. The St. Petersburg Moxy will be the brand’s third in Florida, joining two in Miami. PTM Partners is also redeveloping the building at 1246 Central Ave., adjacent to the Moxy. It will be converted to 8,000 square feet of restaurant space and 16,000 square feet of office space on its second floor.

The first floor was previously occupied by a Furnish Me Vintage furniture outlet.

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