Derry Workout Club closes after sprinkler system bursts
DERRY — The Derry Workout Club has closed after a sprinkler system burst twice within a span of several weeks and caused extensive damage to the property, according to club representatives.
Following the closure of the club at 35 Manchester Road, the signs have been removed and the building sits vacant.
The system first burst in April and then, after a number of repairs had been made, burst again last month, Ron Tringale, the club’s owner and president, wrote in a May 15 letter to club members.
The club was forced to close after the first incident in April flooded the facility. Crews logged long hours to fix the water damage caused by the sprinkler system, Tringale wrote. They repaired and replaced damaged walls, ceilings and flooring.
Then in mid-May, the same sprinkler system burst again, sending a chemical called glycol gushing throughout the front of the building, Tringale wrote. The chemical spread into the front entry way, sidewalk and parking lot.
“Sadly, some of the newly finished drywall and ceiling did become damaged requiring them to be repaired once again,” Tringale wrote.
The Workout Club has since closed and members are being allowed to use the Londonderry or Manchester facilities, a club representative said Tuesday. The Londonderry club is at 18 Orchard Drive and the Manchester facility is at 35 Hamel Drive.
As for the club’s future, the Workout Club is considering re-opening at another location in Derry, according to club representatives.