Landlord seeks to evict Westminster weightlifting gym

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(Screenshot from Classic Barbell’s Facebook page)

After two years in business, a Westminster weightlifting gym is in danger of getting evicted.

Classic Barbell, located at 8879 N. Harlan St., was sued last week by its landlord, who said the gym hasn’t been paying its rent.

The landlord, Zuma PW II Inc., wants the court to give it possession of the space, according to the complaint filed in Jefferson County District Court.

Contacted by phone, Classic Barbell co-owner Jeff Lund said he had no comment and hung up.

According to the lawsuit, the landlord originally leased the space in 2015 to Renegade Iron Barbell Club in 2015. Renegade subsequently closed and transferred its lease to Classic Barbell in 2016, the lawsuit states.

This October, the gym ceased paying its rent in full, according to the lawsuit, which does not specify how much is owed.

Classic Barbell’s website lists five employees or owners, all of whom are competitors in powerlifting, bodybuilding or other fitness events. Memberships cost $35 for one month or $240 for the year, according to the website.

Classic Barbell is the second local gym that’s been sued by its landlord in the past month; Burn Boot Camp in Highlands Ranch was the first.

Keith Edwards with Hutchinson Black and Cook in Boulder is representing Classic Barbell’s landlord.

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(Screenshot from Classic Barbell’s Facebook…

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