(DNAINFO) Irene Plagianos — A longtime boxing gym is being forced to hang up its gloves.
Trinity Boxing Club, known for its varied and dedicated members — whether professional fighters, neighborhood regulars or celebrities — is shuttering at the end of the month, after being hit with a rent hike.
“It just breaks my heart,” Martin Snow, Trinity’s owner, said. “Our motto here is ‘fight the good fight’ — we’ll keep fighting, but we can’t do it here anymore.”
The gym’s last day open is Sept. 30.
Snow said his new landlord told him he’d have to pay $60,000 a month, double his current rent, to stay in his 110 Greenwich St. space — a price that’s not feasible for the Brooklyn native.