DANVErS (CBS) — A gym chain in suing Governor Charlie Baker over the state’s emergency coronavirus shutdowns. Gym World operates Best Fitness in Chelmsford, Danvers, Lowell, and Springfield.
The company called the closures “unconstitutional” and said they want to be declared an essential business.READ MORE: Exit Renumbering Project Moves To Interstate 495
According to the lawsuit, Gym World laid off more than 300 employees and can’t pay rent. It will either have to close permanently or declare bankruptcy.READ MORE: 'Unthinkable Loss': 2 Cousins Drown While Skipping Rocks At Waldo Lake In Brockton
Gyms are set to open during Phase 3 of reopening.MORE NEWS: Massachusetts Reports 494 New COVID Cases, 5 Additional Deaths
Baker’s office does not comment on pending lawsuits.