Potomac Crossfit in Clarendon announced today that it will be closing on Saturday, January 28. An office building will take its place at 1039 North Highland Street.
A slideshow posted on Potomac Crossfit’s Web site regarding the closure stated: “We were just notified of this after being assured by our landlord on multiple occasions, and in writing, that we would be permitted to stay until at least March/April 2012.”
However, according to owner Brian Wilson, the office building developer, Penzance, is planning to break ground this spring. Wilson says he understands it’s a timing issue with the county. “They just want to have all their ducks in a row by then and play it safe,” he explains, adding that there are no hard feelings between Crossfit and the landlord.
“We’d like to have stayed longer and until the original date of March and April, but we look at it as a way to force us to push up our timeline on getting our new space in Clarendon,” he says.
The entire crew and equipment at the Potomac location will temporarily move to Patriot Crossfit, located at 2130 North Glebe Road, in Arlington. Wilson says the company hopes to find a new Clarendon location by this summer.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re a current Potomac Crossfit customer:
1) Those who have a current membership plan and want to keep it don’t have to do anything.
2) If you’re unhappy with this move, let Crossfit know by February 28 and they will honor your request to cancel your contract.
3) Crossfit will expand the class schedule at Patriot to handle the additional customers.
4) Group Foundations classes—which are capped at six athletes per coach—will no longer take place after January.
For more information on the closing, click here.