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Crux Collective invests $2.9 million in Brooklyn- and Long Beach-based climbing gyms
Crux Collective, an investment group dedicated to empowering local climbing gym owners to sustain and prosper in their communities, today announced it will invest a total of $2.9 million in two U.S.-based climbing gyms: VITAL Climbing Gym (VITAL) in Brooklyn, New York, and Long Beach Rising in Long Beach, California… full release
Long Beach Rising collab with BLM
LBR release t-shirt collab with BLM. 100% of proceeds from this shirt will be donated to the Compton Jr. Equestrians, a local program affiliated with the Compton Cowboys and formed by Compton natives in response to the lack of programs available to at-risk youth in the community.
Crux Announces Third Location in Round Rock, TX
An Austin-based fitness center focused on bringing together climbers of all skill sets, announced today its plans to open a third location in Round Rock, Texas.
The new facility, slated to open late 2021, will sit on five acres of land at 1989 Steam Way in Round Rock about 20 minutes north of Austin’s city limits. The facility will be 55,000 square feet in size—bringing Crux’s total footprint to nearly 100,000 square feet across its Austin and Round Rock facilities—and will feature 65-foot tall climbing walls. Similar to its Austin locations, Crux hopes to build additional retail space near the Round Rock facility to support local businesses… Austin Business Journal reports
Vital Announces Brooklyn Location
Vital Climbing Gym, a California boulder gym chain, is moving onto the East Coast with a deal for an entire Brooklyn warehouse.
Vital plans to build out the total space to as much as 46,000 square feet, utilizing the rooftop and ground-floor outdoor space. The 24-hour, full-service gym is expected to open by…Climbing Business Journal reports