Arcaro Boxing Gym to open at the Jefferson
Coach of Olympic boxing hopeful to offer training and classes at new gym
Seattle, WA – Arcaro Boxing Gym signed a lease with Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) for a street-level space in its Jefferson apartment building at 12th Avenue and E. Jefferson Street in the Central District. The gym will offer coaching for non-competitive, amateur and professional boxers.
Owner Tricia Arcaro Turton is a resident of Seattle’s Central District and has been coaching boxers since 2004. She is currently coaching Olympic hopeful Jen Hamann, 2013 Continental Champion and 2013 USA Boxing National Champion.
Turton is excited about the new space. “Arcaro Boxing will be a place where boxers can develop skills to succeed in the gym, at school, at work and home,” she said. “We look forward to a long relationship there with Capitol Hill Housing and the community.”
The build out of the space will begin in July with a planned opening date of August 2013. The gym will occupy approximately 1,250 square feet at street level, next to the Jefferson’s other commercial tenant, MTI Physical Therapy.
CHH Director of Real Estate and Sustainable Communities David Dologite said: “We are thrilled that Arcaro Boxing will be opening at the Jefferson. As a locally-owned business that gives back to the community, they will be a great addition to the neighborhood.”
The Jefferson opened in October 2012, providing 40 new apartments affordable to working individuals and families. The sustainably designed building helps expand workforce housing options in central Seattle. The project was made possible with funding from the City of Seattle Housing Levy and the State of Washington.
Photo attached: Boxer Jen Hamann and Coach Tricia Arcaro Turton
Photo credit: Arcaro Boxing
ABOUT ARCARO BOXING
Arcaro Boxing, located in Seattle, WA, trains boxers in the ring so that they can give back to their communities outside of the ring. Arcaro Boxing is a community of interaction and support, training athletes to excel at professional, amateur and fitness boxing.
ABOUT CAPITOL HILL HOUSING:
Capitol Hill Housing builds vibrant and engaged communities through affordable housing and community development in Seattle. We provide secure, affordable apartments to more than 1,800 of our neighbors across the city. Based in Capitol Hill, we have properties throughout the Seattle area. We currently own and maintain 44 buildings, including historic apartments as well as award-winning new developments. Our sustainable communities work focuses on transit-oriented development, neighborhood walkability and promoting commerce and culture. www.capitolhillhousing.org