It’s true! Planet Granite has had its eye on Chicago for the past few years, and while our plans are a bit different than when we started, we are very excited to announce that we will be opening Planet Granite Wrigleyville and Planet Granite Lincoln Park over the next two years.
Read the full press release here:
Planet Granite Announces Two New Climbing Gyms in Chicago
Hits home run with climbing, yoga, and fitness facilities near Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park
CHICAGO, Ill. (June 7, 2018) – Planet Granite Climbing, Yoga and Fitness announced today that it will begin construction on two new climbing gyms in Chicago. One location, located directly adjacent to Wrigley Field, will feature three floors and 40,000 square feet of bouldering, yoga and fitness and is slated to open late 2019. The other gym, located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, will boast 40,000 square feet of roped climbing and bouldering terrain, and is expected to open early 2020. Planet Granite is excited to become a part of these remarkable neighborhoods and looks to create a place for the climbing community to gather.
“We think that people in Chicago, who love adventure and fitness, want a place where they can come together and share their passion for climbing,” said Robert Cohen, CEO at Planet Granite and Earth Treks. “We are delighted to have a chance to open two facilities in Chicago and become a part of these iconic and vibrant neighborhoods.”
In addition to world-class bouldering and climbing terrain, guests will find their favorite amenities including yoga studios, functional fitness and cardio zones, training areas, fitness and climbing classes and a gear shop.
The Wrigleyville location, located at 1111 West Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613, will have convenient access to the red and brown lines and discounted parking on non-game days in an adjacent lot. “Our Wrigleyville facility will be an incredible experience – much more than a climbing gym,” said Micky Lloyd, head of expansion for Planet Granite and Earth Treks. “The facility will be on three floors wrapped around a central atrium that reaches up 50 feet to skylights on the top of the building. Our weights and cardio equipment will be on a separate floor and will overlook the climbing – the most fun view you can get while working out.”
The Lincoln Park location, located at 1450 N. Dayton Street, Chicago, IL 60642, is nearby to the bustling neighborhoods of River North, Gold Coast, Old Town, Wicker Park and Bucktown, with access to the red line only two blocks away. This new facility will feature 55-foot climbing walls and several balconies overlooking the action. “Lincoln Park is a destination retail area with Apple, REI, Patagonia, Whole Foods and numerous other retailers all within a few blocks. We’re thrilled to have Planet Granite become a part of the already-thriving area,” said Jeff Berta, Senior Director of Real Estate with Structured Development.
About Planet Granite Climbing, Yoga, and Fitness
Since Planet Granite opened its first climbing gym in 1994, they have been inspired by passion. The team at Planet Granite dreamt of building a different kind of climbing gym, one that doesn’t just offer the best climbing, yoga and fitness, but much more. Planet Granite aims to create a space for people to congregate and pursue their passions; to inspire each other to push harder, to sweat more, and to laugh more.
Recently, Planet Granite announced a merger with Earth Treks Climbing and Fitness and a partnership with Tengram Capital Partners. Together, Planet Granite and Earth Treks operate ten gyms in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Baltimore and Washington DC, with an additional gym scheduled to open in 2018 in Englewood, CO. They will soon be making additional announcements around the continued growth in the Denver and Dallas regions. To learn more, visit www.PlanetGranite.com and www.EarthTreksClimbing.com.
About Structured Development:
Structured Development is a Chicago-based real estate development company formed in January 2002 to pursue unique real estate development opportunities. The company thrives on engaging in complex real estate transactions encompassing a range of property types, including retail, residential, mixed-use and industrial. Whether working with partners or independently, Structured Development strives to unlock and enhance the unseen value of real estate, simultaneously enriching urban and suburban landscapes through sustainable and innovative development practices. For more information, visit www.strdev.com.