December 3, 2021 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Google In, Gold’s Gym Out?

From MuscleWeek via Michael Z:

The worst-kept secret at Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach is that the gym is closing its doors for good when its lease expires on June 30, 2014. With its 45 years of history, this Los Angeles landmark was once the second most popular tourist attraction in the LA area after Disneyland, but alas, times have changed and the ‘Mecca of Bodybuilding’ is slowly transforming into the Mecca of Millionaires, or ‘Silicon Beach’ in techno-blog-speak.

Google Venice

According to former Gold’s Gym Venice owner Ed Connors, Google has bought the building and the surrounding real estate, with grand designs on walling off the streets and creating a SoCal campus to rival its Mountain View ‘university’. If this is accurate, Gold’s Gym appears to have dropped the ball, and with undeveloped real estate (and mandatory) in the area in short supply, the death of Gold’s Venice is but a foregone conclusion.

Click here to continue reading this article at MuscleWeek.

Related Posts

Opinion: “Millionaire Mike”

December 2, 2021

December 2, 2021

A myth and legend of the left, what does Bonin actually have in common with LA’s homeless? By Nick Antonicello ...

Opinion: I Am My Brother’s Keeper

November 23, 2021

November 23, 2021

By Nick Antonicello I spoke with Bruno Hernandez, the executive director of Be Creative/STP Foundation as well as The Venice...

Bonin, Kuehl Share Details on West LA Civic Center Redevelopment

November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

West LA Commons to include over 900 units of housing alongside retail and municipal office building By Dolores Quintana A...

Culver City’s Wende Museum Looking to Expand to Include Housing for Homeless Artists

November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

Community center, garden and more also planned By Sam Catanzaro Culver City’s Wende Museum is proposing a major expansion that...

Opinion: SB 9, 10: The Rebellion Begins

November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist It was inevitable from the moment Gov. Gavin Newsom in mid-September signed this year’s two most...

Ballona Creek Apartments Near Completion

November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

Del Rey development to include 15 apartments By Dolores Quintana A development including 15 apartments is nearing completion near Ballona...

Opinion: Recall Movement Seeks Signature Verification, but Will Bonin Strike Back With Litigation?

November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021

By Nick Antonicello It is no small feat for a band of community volunteers seeking real political change to spend...

Rare Approval of a New Hotel in Malibu

November 12, 2021

November 12, 2021

Sea View Hotel given thumbs up By Dolores Quintana The City of Malibu has given rare approval to a new...

Lincoln Boulevard Affordable Housing Project Fully Framed

November 12, 2021

November 12, 2021

Pacific Landing takes shape on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica By Sam Catanzaro A 37-unit affordable housing project on Lincoln...

Opinion: Recall Files 39,188 Signatures to Boot Bonin From the LA Council!

November 11, 2021

November 11, 2021

By Nick Antonicello  The Committee to Recall LA Councilman Mike Bonin filed 39,164 signatures today with the LA City Clerk’s...

Opinion: Ten Reasons Why Mike Bonin Must Be Recalled!

November 8, 2021

November 8, 2021

By Nick Antonicello There will be a successful recall of Councilman Mike Bonin (CD-11) and the reasons are in the...

County Office Space to be Replaced by 101 Low-Income Apartments

November 6, 2021

November 6, 2021

Fairview Heights Apartments coming to Redondo Avenue By Dolores Quintana 101 low-income apartments will take the place of LA County...

Sacto Dems Dump Prop. 13 Reforms

November 5, 2021

November 5, 2021

By Tom Elias, Columnist For more than 40 years, Democrats in Sacramento have talked fervently about reforming the 1978 Proposition...

Bel Air Mega-Mansion The One Focus of Legal Battle

November 5, 2021

November 5, 2021

The One pulled from Los Angeles Superior Court  foreclosure sale By Dolores Quintana An infamous mega mansion in Bel Air...