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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Friday, July 12

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People were talking this morning about today's abrupt closing of all three locations (Edgewater, Wicker Park, and Andersonville) of the local fitness chain Cheetah Gym with no explanation or reopening date. A message that briefly appeared on their website said "Cheetah Gym has been closed due to employee theft and graft," mostly at their Wicker Park location. The losses are apparently too severe to continue business, and all locations remain closed. Owner David Wilshire apparently fired a great deal of employees, and advises members to contact their banks for fraud protection services in light of the crime. I need to go call my bank now!

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