Majestic Wine wants to change the use of the ground floor of “The Moorwell” site, opposite boozer The Windsor, from gym to retail.
The Anytime Fitness site in the town is one of only two in South Wales, with the other in Park Fforestfach, Swansea.
It is anticipated there will be five full-time employees for the site of the proposed Majestic Wines.
No physical changes are proposed as part of the planning application.
Majestic Wine is seeking opening hours for the site of Monday to Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday 10am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 7pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
The application is awaiting consultation responses after being submitted to Vale Council’s planning department.
The 24-hour gym that closed: Anytime Fitness Penarth unexpectedly shuts its doors
On October 20 last year, Anytime Fitness Penarth was forced to shut its doors in what was described as an “unfortunate and surprising closure”.
On the door of the gym was a letter written by Project Three Developments saying the landlord had “re-entered” the property and as a result the lease was “forfeited”.
Anytime Fitness put on their Instagram that the closure was “temporary” and so it was, with the gym regaining access to the site around a week later right at the end of October.
At the time, instructors at Anytime left an emotional message on social media when they discovered their gym had abruptly closed.
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Rae Carpenter, Kurt Andrews, Liam Hatch, Craig Wilcox and James Darlington left a message on Penarth Anytime Fitness Instagram, saying: “Thank you for all your kind messages of support since Friday’s shocking action and subsequent temporary closure of the gym.
“We understand how frustrating this is for you.
“We understand how the gym and the community we have built is more than ‘just going to the gym’.
“We understand that this situation means that many of us will not only struggle with not moving our bodies as we want to, but that for those of us whose workouts play a huge part in our daily mental health care; there is an extra struggle.
“We hear you. We get it. We are with you. And we feel the same.
“Thank you for bearing with us in such early stages of this really unfortunate situation.”
Look at the planning application on Vale Council’s planning portal: Number: 2024/00037/FUL.
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