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The former Albertsons building on Friday, May 3, 2019, at 401 S. 40th Ave. in Yakima A Gold’s Gym is in the works on the property

A Gold’s Gym is in the works at the former Albertsons property in Yakima, according to several documents from the city of Yakima’s planning division.

A site plan for a land-use application from earlier this year shows that the property 401 S. 40th Ave., which has been vacant for more than two years, will be a Gold’s Gym. The development received approval in February. 

YGG Holdings LLC purchased the nearly three-acre property from Albertsons last month for $2.3 million, according to records from the Yakima County Assessor’s Office. In June, YGG Holdings LLC secured several building permits, including one for a swimming pool, to construct the gym.

Construction on the site is now underway. 

Gold’s Gym has more than 700 locations worldwide, including several in Washington state.

The property has been vacant since Albertsons closed the store in February 2017.

This story will be updated. 

Reach Mai Hoang at maihoang@yakimaherald.com or Twitter @maiphoang