Down Canine yoga studio, canine bar is anticipated to shut this spring

Down Canine yoga studio, canine bar is anticipated to shut this spring

ASHEVILLE – A neighborhood health and canine social middle is in its last days after two years of enterprise.

On April 10, the homeowners of Down Canine introduced through social media that the canine bar and yoga studio, at 51 Sweeten Creek Street, will likely be closing.

Might 28 would be the final day of lessons and operations.

The social media postsigned by homeowners Sophie and Madelyn Silcox, states:

“We’re heartbroken for the group we’ve constructed and the workers that seems like household. You all are what makes strolling away so intestine wrenchingly exhausting. However the actuality is that whereas the previous 2 years have been wonderful, they’ve additionally been bodily, emotionally, and financially troublesome and draining. We have now given all that we’ve got to this enterprise since 2019, and that hasn’t been simple on our psychological well being. We’ve reached a degree the place we have to consider what’s greatest for ourselves and our household shifting ahead, and that’s to shut. It’s time to let it go.”

In 2020, Down Canine formally made its public debut a the previous masonry constructing with practically 4,000 sq. ft repurposed for studios, a locker room, a bar, school rooms and an enclosed run for purchasers’ canines overseen by canine trainers.

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The off-lease canine park and social bar enable human visitors to take part in periods and lessons for a wide range of yoga types whereas their canine companions hang around with skilled canine handlers. The indoor/out of doors bar, open to people and canines, provides native craft beer and cider, craft cocktails and meals.

The social media put up continues with a message of gratitude for the group:

“We’re immensely grateful for all of you which have made Down Canine what it’s. It was our dream to construct a group area the place real connections and friendships are made, and it has exceeded our expectations. It’s actually been so successful in so some ways, and we are going to cherish the relationships we’ve made for the remainder of our lives. Seeing and listening to how a lot Down Canine means to everybody has made each second value it.”

Sophie Silcox stated in an e mail she is contemplating choices to maintain the enterprise going.

“In fact we might like to see Down Canine proceed to thrive and be a fixture for the group underneath new possession, however there lots of elements that want consideration for that to be potential (we don’t personal the constructing, costly hire, profitability, and so on),” she stated.

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Extra particulars about last days operations will likely be shared by Down Canine’s web site and social media platforms. Prospects with bar or yoga memberships and packages will likely be contacted through e mail within the coming weeks.

“A thanks to our group and workers feels insufficient, however we’ll maintain repeating it time and again for the following month as we wrap up,” the put up states.

Observe the Asheville Citizen Instances for developments.

For extra, go to and and observe on Instagram at @downdogavl.

Tiana Kennell is the meals and eating reporter for the Asheville Citizen Instances, a part of the USA At this time Community. E-mail her at [email protected] or observe her on Twitter/Instagram @PrincessOfPage. Please help such a journalism with a subscription to the Citizen Times.

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