Progressive Real Estate Partners, a leading Inland Empire retail brokerage firm, announced that it has executed a lease with Chuze Fitness at 14574 Baseline Avenue in northwestern Fontana.
Chuze will be occupying 45,000 square feet of the former Ralphs grocery store building, leaving about 12,000 square feet for a soon-to-be announced co-tenant. The location is part of the Morningside Marketplace neighborhood shopping center.
Progressive Real Estate Partners’ VP of Retail Leasing and Sales Paul Su exclusively marketed the property and represented the lessor. Chad Ifrate of Cushman and Wakefield represented Chuze Fitness.
Founded in 2008, Chuze Fitness has more than 30 locations across four states, including California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.
Chuze gyms are known for their variety of amenities, friendly atmosphere and affordable membership plans, ranging from $9.99 to $39.99 per month.
The new Fontana location is projected to open in early 2020 and will feature state of the art cardio equipment, weight machines, free weights, group exercise and spin classes, a swimming pool and spa, steam room, locker rooms, tanning beds, movie theater, child care and a smoothie bar.
The 90,000 square-foot Morningside Marketplace is ideally situated at a busy four-way signalized intersection with a combined average daily traffic count of more than 50,000 cars. The shop and pad space is 100 percent leased to a variety of food and service users, including Chase Bank, Great Clips, Chevron, KFC, Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins, Togo’s and Wienerschnitzel.
The location also enjoys strong demographics of more than 253,000 residents with an average household income of more than $85,422 within a five-mile radius.
“Chuze Fitness is excited to join the center and they will be making a substantial investment to retrofit the space to accommodate the gym,” Paul Su said. “The prime location, great visibility and strong demos were very attractive to Chuze, making this a perfect choice for them to expand. It’s also excellent news for the shopping center, having a new anchor tenant to help drive more traffic to the property."