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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Vive Spin Studio is expected to move into the second floor space of the Pomeroy Sport Centre.

Council agreed to enter a lease agreement with Vive Spin Studio during Monday’s meeting. A lease agreement will be presented to council on May 10th.

Director of Community Services, Karin Carlson, says Vive will be responsible for any renovations that may be needed.

“[Vive] has come in and did some planning to see how much space they would actually need. It would accommodate their business which plans 20 bikes,” says Carlson.

Currently, spin bikes are not allowed to operate under the Province’s current public health order, which will be taken into consideration when city staff drafts the lease agreement.

“Until that lease is approved, nothing will happen. At the next council meeting, a report will come back and at that time indicate what the lease arrangements would be.”

Two proposals were submitted after the City expressed interest in having a local business fill the space. One was a food service proposal from Red Barn Eatery, and the other was from Vive.

Since the Canadian Grind was awarded a lease for the first-floor concession last month, city staff didn’t want another food franchise to reduce direct competition in the building.

“The proposal is for a complimentary business suitable for a recreation complex and will be owned and operated by a young Fort St John entrepreneur,” says Director of Community Services, Karin Carlson, in an April 26th report to council.

The city also hopes the decision will increase traffic in the building and support two private business operators in the community.

Booster Juice chose not to renew its lease last year, prompting the City to seek a vendor to fill the space.

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