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  • Writer's pictureThe Aviary

825 Boone Ave

WE DID IT! New location is secured; The Aviary will live on!

The past few months have been filled with stress, anxiety, heartache and with a lot of us considering the very real possibility that there may not be a space available for our fly fam as soon as January. If I am honest, I was losing hope. Real estate agents didn't want any more fitness facilities and landlords didn't take our business seriously. Aerial Dance? What even is that?

A few months back we toured a space that we considered "the perfect spot". We viewed it multiple times and met with the landlord. When we started to talk about leasing terms I got excited and shared a lot of the space details with staff and students. We were so hopeful to claim this spot as our own, but quickly ran into a devastating snag with the existing tenant and neighboring tenant that we had to take this possible spot off the table. I lost a lot of faith that any other location wouldn't match up to this. Three weeks ago the landlord, of that perfect space, reached back out to us- this spot is still available, is The Aviary still looking for a new home? EMPHATICALLY, YES! I was elated, anxious and beaming with excitement; but this time I knew nothing was for sure until that lease was signed and keys are in hand. Well fam, at 9:00am this morning- that lease has been signed and I will be picking up the keys tomorrow.

It is happening!

SPECS: This Golden Valley gem is less than 10 minutes from the current location in Hopkins but much easier to get to as its right off Highway 55 and 169. - Big parking lot & street parking

- Bigger square footage. We currently have 2500, this new space is 3300.

- Two huge studio rooms separated by a full wall. Pole room (with permanent poles that we no longer have to put up/down each week) with 15 foot ceilings. Aerial room has 18 foot ceilings. Our current studio has 13.5 foot ceilings. That's right- sling & silks friends you get an extra 4-5 feet of play space!

- Two bathrooms that are only for us. No more sharing! - Kitchenette with full size refrigerator and dishwasher.

- Office/ Storage

- Front Lobby/ Reception Desk/ Merch area

- HVAC (Heating & Cooling)

- We have a long lease so won't have to worry about moving for a while!

We have a lot of work ahead of us fully gutting out this space and making it a beautiful aerial sanctuary. Our team will be documenting the process here for anyone who wants to join us for this part of the journey. NEED TO KNOW: We will still be in 118 Shady Oak until January 31st. New classes are projected to start Feb 1 at 825 Boone Ave. All class packages, tracks and any other purchased services will absolutely carry over to our new location. WE WANT YOU: Tell us- what are you most excited for? What do you hope to see with a new studio? What do you want out of a new schedule? What did you love about 118 Shady Oak space that you hope to see in the new studio?

The sky is no longer the limit, as we say, share any hopes & dreams with us and we will do our best to make it a reality. Lastly, please be patient with our team as we have a lot of work ahead of us all while still juggling our regular classes. We are going to do the best we can for you!

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