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The Rock Health Club to Relocate, Make Room for Target

The Rock is located on the 2nd floor at 21-15 31st St.

April 16, 2018 By Tara Law

The Rock Health and Fitness, located at 21-15 31st St., is moving across 31st Street to make way for a small-format Target store.

The Rock will relocate to the cellar of the new development going up at 22-06 31st St, according to Steve Rabinoff, the architect behind the new building. Rabinoff said that The Rock is required to move because the business “lost their lease.”

The manager of The Rock, Dora Arsenis, confirmed that the fitness club is relocating but said that the move is not likely until next year. The club’s owner did not return a request for comment.

Target announced last week that it will be moving into a new development that will be constructed on the site where The Rock is located. The existing building on the site—which also includes stores located between 22-11 and 22-25 31st St.—is slated to be demolished, the Astoria Post first reported last week.

Demolition and building permits for the upcoming Target have not yet been filed with the Department of Buildings.

The new Rock Health and Fitness will occupy 11,551 gross square feet in the building’s cellar. The building will also include a T.J. Maxx.

Like the existing gym, the new space will be open 24 hours from Monday to Friday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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Real Man

man do I hate these hipsters. First, the one “Justin” who thinks Keyfood is not good enough. Then the J.O who wants to slap someone behind the counter. Why don’t you go to your sterile gyms back where you came from? Ya silly homos.


Come to Matrix Fitness Club guys, clean, doesn’t smell, good service, free parking, etc.

Ralf e boy

They suck freaking terrible place to go to I’ve been living in this neighborhood for 30 years went to numerous gyms I gave it a month unsanitary unclean rude everything you don’t want they really need to do something about that I’m surprised no one can jump over the counter and smack the crap out of them behind the counter

Just go away already

Wish they were just going out of business! Shadiest gym ever, would not recommend.

My Lady

I hope so too. So the money we pay for this gym is worth it. They dont even sanitize all the bathroom. The manager whose incharge in this facility is not approachable and unprofessional especially to the women. Shes just nice to the guy and i guess gave a special treatment or discount ?. Wake up dude. Were not stupid like what u think. Focus on your job. And pay attention to all concern and think how you can improve your fitness area.


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