“Danielle Barbeau Cook is bringing the flow to Five Points.
After six years operating The River Yoga in the Golden Triangle at 1212 Delaware St., she leased a second spot at 2560 Welton St. in Five Points.
Barbeau Cook, who’s owned the studio since 2014, said The River will take 5,000 square feet on the first floor of the Lydian, a $40 million mixed-use building with 129 apartments, a restaurant and retail space.
“We came really close a couple times to expanding to a few other spots,” Barbeau Cook said. “A lot of times it felt forced trying to expand to another space.”
Barbeau Cook said Confluence Cos. and Palisade Partners, owners of the Lydian, approached her about leasing space.
“They were looking for a yoga or fitness concept to be a part of this building,” Barbeau Cook said. “Their vision for what they’re trying to create in Five Points … really jived with what we’re trying to do at The River.”
Plus, yogis need their space.
“From a more black-and-white side of things and not a touchy-feely side of things,” she said, “the demand is there … The biggest complaint is that it’s too crowded in class.””
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Tracy, Kate. BusinessDen 7 March 2018.