Auburn gym plans to expand to former Dunn and McCarthy site

After sitting vacant for 25 years, the site of the former Dunn and McCarthy shoe factory could one day be the new home of LIFT: Live It Fitness & Training.

On June 21, the Auburn City Council approved a land sale resolution for four acres at 41-55 Washington Street to LIFT owners Dennis and Jessica Kelly for $40,000. The land, which the city has owned since 1994 after the former factory was destroyed by a fire, is assessed at $130,625. The sale is still pending as the Kellys review an environmental assessment conducted on the property by the city. Jessica said what happens next will depend on the results of the assessments.

The Kellys opened LIFT in 2014. The gym offers personal training, groups fitness classes and nutritional coaching. With over 500 members, the gym has outgrown its current space at 321 Clark St. in Auburn, Dennis Kelly said.

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