Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ridgewood gym closed due to Irene?


From Fox 5:

Olympia Gym & Tanning in Ridgewood, Queens, abruptly closed after Tropical Storm Irene hit the city. A sign on the outside said that flooding and mold problems were to blame.

But the closure left its members hanging. They say no one informed them of what was going on. One new member told Fox 5 that he recently paid up front for a 1-year membership.

Fox 5 tried calling the gym's management for comment, but the phone number was disconnected.

9 comments:

sirbeef said...

Suckers. There are other gym locations.....
Just saying.

Queens Crapper said...

Yes that is evident by the customers commenting about the closed gym at their new ones. The point is the place closed without warning and without offering membership refunds.

Anonymous said...

Not surprising. Years ago this place was a steroid joint.

Anonymous said...

When you pay for membership use your credit card. You can have the charges reversed.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who's been to this gym should know that the owner spoke to people and gave refunds. So whoever doesn't know the truth should stop talking. People want to get sick from the mold and work out in a destroyed gym before its fixed be my guest. The gym will reopen. Just saying!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am a member and I never got my refund!!! how do i get it????

Charlie Gaeta, Mgr. said...

This facility will re-open in early December. The new name will be New Olympia Health Club. There will be new equipment, a trainer on site to help anyone, and great overall customer service. We will honor all active memberships so no one loses any money.

Anonymous said...

For anyone who really wants to know the truth, here it is...... The gym didn't close down because of mold issues. That was a bunch of crap. The gym closed down because of disagreements between the owner of the building and Danny who owns the gym. Danny is a ruthless, dirty, low life who if things don't go his way or benefit him, he doesn't care who he screws over as long as he comes out on top financially. For anyone who would ever consider having any business dealings with him...beware! he will take the shirt off your back by scamming you one way or another. His sister, Karen, is another scammer. Beware of these people! They lie and scam everyone who has ever done business with them. By the way. Danny also owns Broadway Collision. His shop is in queens, but he has a 212 number. Does that say anything?

Karen said...

As for all these ridiculous comments, for all of you who need to know the truth....Danny came in and renovated this gym and purchased the buildings to help the OLD OWNER because he asked. The building and gym was about to go into foreclosure due to the OLD OWNER never paying bills and only caring about money for his own personal leisures. As for the MOLD issue there was a claim placed with the insurance company due to debris being lodged into the main drain which caused a flood. All the work was completed by contractors, prior to us renting the gym which we planned on re-opening, there was an offer made asking to rent the facility as a GYM and we took it because YES we are COLLISION SPECIALISTS not gym specialists and the reason for keeping OLYMPIA GYM was for OLD OWNER to stay and run it as a working partner since he had nothing to contribute monetarily; but for him it was too much work to stay considering he had no control over the cash register! THE 212 # is because we have a shop in both MANHATTAN and QUEENS. Manhattan is our MAIN location! I didn't want to slander the old owners name so I will leave that out! As for anyone with questions in regards to anything at all, I am free to answer any and all questions concerning the gym! As for anyone that wants to call my brother ruthless dirty and low life please feel free to do so without being anonymous! My brother is far from any of those things considering he helped pay the old owners DEBTS, that included property taxes, credit cards etc of more than 160k.... I HAVE NO PROBLEM STATING WHO I AM! Sincerely, KAREN