LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS — The site of a beloved, now-shuttered comedy club in Long Island City will reopen in the upcoming months as a boxing fitness studio and Thai restaurant, according to a new report.
The Creek and the Cave shuttered in November of last year, after 14 years in Long Island City, when it became financially unsustainable for the owner to keep it open amid pandemic restrictions, Patch reported. The boxing studio and restaurant will split the free-wheeling comedy club’s former building.
Bout Boxing will open at the northern section of the space in October, the Queens Post reported, marking its first New York City outpost. The studio currently operates one business on Long Island, which brother and sister duo Alek and Nell Kucich opened in 2018.
Kuchich told the Queens Post that he sees the “potential for growth” in Long Island City, since it “seems to be an up-and-coming place with young families,” adding that he hopes about half of their business will come from boxing classes for kids under the age of 18.
The studio also offers classes that combine boxing drills with punching bags and other athletic training, like weights and resistance exercises, for all levels of fitness and experience.
Sessions last around 45 minutes and will be capped at 10 people per class, Kucich told the Queens Post. Personal fitness training and boxing sessions will also be offered, he said.
Bout Boxing prices start at $28 per-group session, and range to $900 for a 10-pack of 50-minute personal training sessions, according to the Roslyn location’s prices.
For those looking to try out Bout Boxing sessions before spending money on a class, the owners are hosting an hour-long pop-up workout session this Saturday Sept. 12 at Hunters Point South Park.