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Fit Again Downtown

24 Hour Fitness is celebrating the addition of a new club at One World Trade Center downtown, with a grand opening set for Saturday, Nov. 3.

The fitness club’s members haven’t had a place to work out in downtown Long Beach since the 100 Oceangate location closed about a year ago.

This new club in the 27-story office building is the 147th in Southern California, and company officials said it would serve as a place for everyone from all fitness levels. The facility is more than 36,000 square feet and features studio class space, modern machines for cardio and strength, specialized fitness zones, an Olympic training rig, indoor lap pool, spa, steam room, sauna and more.

The free, public grand opening will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with club tours, price drawings, group training demos, studio classes and more.

“Downtown Long Beach is energetic and thriving, and we’re so excited to open our newest club in this health-conscious community,” GM Erick Kendle II said. “Our new downtown club is located in the sought-after One World Trade Center, in a very close proximity to where thousands of Long Beach residents live and work.”

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Craft Cocktail Tour

Libations and bar bites are being offered in the East Village as part of Beach City Food Tours’ new Craft Cocktail Tour.

Designed to highlight Long Beach’s unique watering holes, the three-hour walking tour stepped off last week for the first time and will continue on Friday evenings in the East Village — possibly expanding to other parts of the city over the next several months, according to organizers.

Guided tour guests, set at a maximum of 12 people to keep the events intimate, visit four venues offering signature drinks and small bites for $79 per person. Stops on the East Village tour include: James Republic, The Blind Donkey, Great Society Cider & Mead and Mezcalero and Padre.

“A guided cocktail tour was a natural expansion of our popular downtown Long Beach food tour,” Layla Ali-Ahmad, founder of Beach City Food Tours, said. “Long Beach is becoming more and more known for its culinary scene, which includes craft cocktails created by exceptionally talented bartenders. The tour is designed to give the cocktail lover a one-of-a-kind experience exploring the East village neighborhood, venturing into both well-known restaurants/bars as well as some hidden gems.”

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Plant Junkie Fix

Plant Junkie is the newest addition to The Streets shopping center, formerly known as City Place.

Business owner Matteo Bommarito and manager Jemma Webb celebrated their opening mid-October, bringing their healthy lifestyle concept to downtown Long Beach. They sell organic, vegan and gluten-free smoothies, smoothie bowls, juices, and more made fresh.

Located at 440 Pine Ave., the Plant Junkie cafe features indoor and outdoor seating and wireless connections, in addition to healthy drinks.

City leaders and officials representing The Streets celebrated the opening. The Streets, centered between Third Street, Pine Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard, is undergoing a revitalization and rebranding effort. More than 40 retail stores and dining outlets are located in the downtown Long Beach center.

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