Founded in 1986 by David von Storch, Urban Adventures Companies is a Washington, DC based lifestyle company of three integrated and affiliated businesses: Health & Wellness, Beauty & Style, and Dining & Entertainment.
At Urban Adventures Companies, our mission is to help DC area residents live more interesting, exciting and healthier lives. From health clubs to spas & salons to restaurants & exclusive pool clubs, our unique offering of products, services, and experiences makes our client’s lives more fulfilling and enjoyable. Our goal is to take care of you, make you look great, and reward you each and every day.
Health and Wellness: VIDA Fitness opened its first location at the Verizon Center in August 2006 and now operates five locations in Washington, DC with four additional locations now under active development. Aura Spa is located within the VIDA Fitness Logan Circle/Metropole, U Street 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 two locations in Washington, DC and Virginia.
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. The second location of this fully integrated lifestyle concept in now under construction at the Navy Yards in Washington, DC and will open in September 2014.
Previously, David was founder and President of DAKOTA Nightclub/MONTANA Caf. 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