Texas City: 45,000-SF World Gym opens in former Macy'sTexas City: 45,000-SF World Gym opens in former Macy'shttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=75842015-02-11T10:08:00Z2015-02-11T00:00:00Z

TEXAS CITY - The state’s largest World Gym is flexing away after opening. The 45,000-sf World Gym is in the redeveloped Macy’s building at Mall of the Mainland, 10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expy.

Rows of treadmills and elliptical machines fill the gym.

Other cardio equipment includes four Star Trac Tread Climbers and 30 spin bikes. The gym also features a 60-yard indoor track, a private area for women to lift weights, a large free-weight area for everyone, 36 TVs and space for group classes.

World Gym joins Palais Royal at the 150,000-sf Macy’s building, which has been subdivided.

Friendswood developer Jerome Karam owns the World Gym franchise in Texas City and expects more tenants to lease space in the former Macy’s building he acquired last year.

Karam has confirmed he has an earnest money contract on the entire 451,000-sf mall property, where interior stores were closed last year. Sears, Cinemark and Palais Royal, which in November moved to the Macy’s building, all remained opened.

Karam said he intends to keep the Mall of the Mainland name and repopulate the property with national and local retailers and other tenants.

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