12/25/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

David Barton Gym Pulls Out Of Block 37

David Barton Gym, the first and largest retail tenant to sign onto the long-anticipated Block 37 retail complex, has pulled out of the project.

The New York-based fitness club had planned to take 40,000 square feet on the top level of the four-story retail complex.

"Even though Block 37 has suffered a few delays, I do think that the project will be a success in the long term," said founder David Barton. "However, I have instead decided to focus on the Roosevelt Collection project which will cover the region effectively and makes more sense for my growth strategy."

The Roosevelt Collection is a mixed-use project including condos and retail on Roosevelt Road just south of the Loop.

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