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Our Founder

David von Storch founded and is President of Urban Adventures Companies, a lifestyle company headquartered in Washington DC, in 1986. UAC consists of three integrated and affiliated businesses:

  • Health and Wellness: VIDA Fitness opened its first location at the Verizon Center in August 2006 and now operates three locations in Washington, DC with four additional locations now under active development. Aura Spa is located within the VIDA Fitness Logan Circle/Metropole and Renaissance Hotel locations.

  • Beauty and Style: Bang Salon, a funky, hip and high-volume salon opened on U Street in 2001, In 2006, Bang teamed up with VIDA Fitness and is now located in three VIDA locations.

  • Dining and Entertainment: David co-founded and is President of Capitol City Brewing Company which started Capitol City in 1991 and now operates restaurant/breweries in three locations in Washington, DC and Virginia. In 2011, UA opened 901, a new dining concept featuring a creative American-style sharing menu in a highly stylized urban environment.

The full integration of these three business units occurred in one location - a new 50,000 s.f. flagship VIDA Fitness, Bang Salon, Aura Spa, Penthouse Pool Club and restaurant/lounge. This project opened in September 2011 and it represents today the next generation of UA's integrated urban lifestyle concept.

Previously, David was founder and President of DAKOTA Nightclub/MONTANA Café. This highly successful restaurant/bar/nightclub opened in 1987 in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Prior to that, David was the Assistant Director, Project Finance, for The Rouse Company (now General Growth Properties).

David received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina as a Morehead Scholar.