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Rock Climbing Gym To Fill Former Candytopia, Treehouse Space

It's also opening in the Design District.
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More than 37,000 square feet of retail space at The Hill will soon be transformed into a state-of-the-art climbing studio.

El Cap, one of the largest operators of indoor climbing facilities, has announced plans to bring two Planet Granite studios to Dallas–both opening 2020–one in the former Treehouse and Candytopia location at The Hill, 8021 Walnut Hill Lane, and the other in the Design District at a new warehouse being built at 101-135 Glass St., at the corner of Levee Street.

“Our goal with both Dallas locations is to create a place for local climbing enthusiasts to come together and share their passion for adventure through climbing and fitness in a community environment,” said Robert Cohen, El Cap CEO.

Cohen said he was attracted to the location at The Hill because of its strong environmental stance. The Design District location, he called, unique and vibrant.

Planet Granite was founded in Santa Clara, California, in 1994 by Micky Lloyd at a time “there were virtually no gyms in the United States that provided a one-stop-shop for climbing, yoga, and fitness.” It currently has four locations, all on the West Coast — San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Belmont, and Portland.

In addition to bouldering on 50-foot walls, amenities will include a yoga studio, functional fitness, and cardio zones, training areas, fitness and climbing classes, and a gear store.

Additional tenants that are also set to open at The Hill in 2020 include:
  • Hello Dumpling: family-owned restaurant specialized in fresh dumplings, noodles, and brewed bubble teas
  • Hiatus Spa + Retreat: a luxury spa offering a vast range of high-quality beauty services, including massages and facials, among many more.
  • Keller Williams: a real estate franchise office

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