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- Posted on Dec 1st 2010 7:33PM by Benjy Eisen
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The Associated Press reports that the gym is currently operating without the necessary requirements from the local government -- namely, a land use permit, a security plan and proof of adequate parking. If the new business can't produce a land use permit by Friday, it will be forced to shut down.
Granted, the proper paperwork shouldn't be hard to obtain. Upon learning of the gym's plan to open on Monday, the local municipality chief, Demetrio Sodi, granted a special week-long permit which allowed Hard Candy Fitness to go ahead with its grand opening plans. That celebration included a ribbon-cutting and dance class taught by Madonna, with music provided by Paul Oakenfold.
But Hard Candy Fitness isn't the only mover in that neighborhood with ties to the music industry: Sodi's niece is Latin Grammy winner Thalia. As for the Material Girl, well... lesson learned.