New Jersey gym owners reopen under threat of losing business license

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The owners of the embattled New Jersey Atilis Gym busted down the boarded-up front door of their New Jersey business Saturday morning, again defying Gov. Phil Murphy’s orders to remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ian Smith, 33, and Frank Trumbetti, 51, are engaged in a monthslong legal fight with the state of New Jersey to keep their Bellmawr-based gym open during the COVID-19 pandemic and must now contend with the threat of their business license getting pulled.

On Aug. 4, Smith and Trumbetti will face a hearing before the mayor and the council of the Borough of Bellmawr regarding the consideration of whether to revoke the gym’s business license.

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