Yoga Factory at DC Wharf Closing; Classes, Merch on Sale

The Yoga Factory has announced it is closing at the end of the month. The sudden announcement was surprising to many in the Wharf community who could see the business was getting more popular. 

During the remaining days of the month, Yoga Factory is offering discounts for 5-class packs for $89 for existing students (classes expire 1/30), and $39 for unlimited classes for new clients through Jan. 30. There are also discounts available on retail merchandise.

The Yoga Factory released a statement saying, “This location was something we hoped would grow as the neighborhood developed…it is possible that the property’s management has a completely different vision for the future than they did when we opened in 2017.” 

The announced closing of Yoga Factory comes on the heels of a few other Wharf retailers shutting down.  However, three new businesses are set to open at the Wharf in the near future. 

Chopsmith, a fast-casual restaurant operated by the owners of Toastique, will open on January 20th at District Square, and The Grill, a traditional American restaurant, owned by the same company behind Mi Vida will open later this year on the Wharf promenade near Market Pier.  Also, while there has not been a formal announcement, Colada Shop, a Cuban themed restaurant posted on its website that it is expanding to Pearl Street “soon.” 

One source with knowledge of the situation said, “Yoga Factory was more than just a business, it was a part of the community, and that hurts.” But that source also said there might be cause for hope. “It’s not out of the question that a new yoga studio could open at the Wharf or in the neighborhood in the near future.”

A link to a story we wrote about Yoga Factory can be found at, “Namaste, neighbor – Join the DC Wharf Community at Yoga Factory.

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