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Building housing popular former gym has new life as office space in South Tampa

The Smith Health Club, which has sat vacant for the last five years since its closing in 2013, has now been transformed into a new modern office space.

The popular gym previously owned by Harry Smith, was home to many Tampa natives as well as famous wrestlers and sports figures, but as Smithís health deteriorated he had to make the hard choice to close the gym.

At 88, Smith suffered a stroke which put him in the hospital for several weeks, and childless, he was forced to retire as he had no one to continue his legacy.

Now it will have a new use.

"This gym was a fantastic landmark and staple in the community, but itís been there since 1958" said Nick Ganey, managing director and co-founder of Boutique National, the real estate firm of the property.

"It was dated and right for its time, but with most boutique gyms itís difficult in my opinion to stay afloat competing with the national brands like LA Fitness and Crunch. So, it needed to be reborn and this office space is going to bring new life to business." Ganey said.

The 6,470 square foot property is a vanilla shell building that is open and minimally finished allowing a new owner to design or build it out how they choose, and it even has two squash and racquetball courts in the back.

The property is available for lease or purchase priced at $1,550,000.

The new property renovations will be on full display to the public at its open house on Wednesday (June 20) from noon to 1:30 p.m. at its location, 3415 W Horatio St.

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