Orangetheory Fitness finds a home at Tangram

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The Boca Raton, Florida-based fitness franchise Orangetheory is coming to Tangram in Flushing.

The company, with over 1,000 locations nationwide, signed a 10-year lease with the mega-development. The studio space will occupy 3,200 square feet and will open in summer 2020.

Orangetheory specializes in group sessions with a focus on cardiovascular and strength training. Total body workouts last 60 minutes and are led by certified personal trainers that guide and tailor workouts to achieve clients’ goals.

Their workout rooms include treadmills, bikes, striders, WaterTowers and floor equipment.

Orangetheory will have three membership levels: Orange Premier, which offers unlimited classes for six months; Orange Elite, which offers eight classes per month for six months; and Orange Basic, which is four classes per month.

Membership benefits include month-to-month contract, access to 1,000+ studios nationwide, online or mobile booking, freeze privileges, flexible class times and more.

“Orangetheory Fitness will significantly fill the current void within the fitness studio market in Flushing,” says Alex Chiu, executive vice president of F&T Group, which is developing Tangram with SCG America.

Fundraising push for Queensboro Hill VFW

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Here’s your chance to support a local organization supporting veterans in the community.

This week, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic announced a new fundraising campaign to support Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3427 in Queensboro Hill.

Commander Raymond Ramos, who has led the post since 2016, launched a GoFundMe to secure funds to replace the site’s plumbing system.

Since 2015, the VFW has been plagued with electrical and plumbing issues following a series of fines levied by DOB. Little progress has been made.

After a boiler was shut off in 2017, Post 3427 has operated without heat or hot water.

Altogether, Commander Ramos is seeking to raise $15,000.

To help in their support, visit their online fundraiser here.

Don’t approve Total Wine and More in College Point: pol

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A Queens state senator has called on the State Liquor Authority to reject an application from Total Wine and Liquors, a wine and liquor superstore, to open a new retail location in College Point.

State Senator Mike Gianaris wrote a letter to SLA Chairman Vincent Bradley opposing the application because of the “untold harm” it would do to small businesses across the borough, he wrote.

“Total Wine would be a total disaster for small businesses in western Queens,” Gianaris says. “I stand with small business owners to fight for a stronger community and against further intrusions from anti-competitive businesses that prey on small businesses.”

Queens has more than 350 locally-owned liquor stores, according to the senator’s office.

Gianaris said he heard from small business owners expressing their “dissatisfaction” with the proposed superstore.

The retailer reportedly applied for a license in Hartsdale, Westchester County, but was also denied by the SLA.

Gianaris hopes the SLA be “equally wise” to reject this location.

Bayside Business Association to host another virtual networking event

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It was so successful the first time, they’re doing it again!

The Bayside Business Association is hosting another virtual networking event, this time on Wednesday, September 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Participants can collaborate with business leaders, meet with potential business partners and achieve their business goals – all within the comfort of their homes.

Register for the event here.

Then use this link to join the conversation online.