Triangle Expands in Richmond

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Triangle Rock Club is preparing to break ground on a $2 million expansion to add 15,000 square feet of climbing terrain to its gym in Richmond, Virgina.

The North Carolina-based chain opened its Richmond location last spring in the former Richmond Athletic Club building. Triangle bought the building in 2017 for $1.4 million and spent $1.6 million to upgrade it.

Triangle now is adding 6,000 square feet to its footprint, with walls reaching about 50 feet in height. Director Kayla Phillips said the expansion would more than double the amount of climbing area at the gym.

Triangle has about 850 members, she said, with memberships starting at $65 per month plus a $75 initial fee.

She said they’re looking to break ground this month and to open by year-end.