It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce that Studio be will not be re-opening its doors. 8 weeks ago we suspended our operations in order to protect our students and staff. Today we have made the extremely difficult decision not to reopen. The future of our industry is very uncertain during these times, and with no confirmed plan for re-opening businesses of our nature, combined with the possibility of being forced to close again at a moment’s notice, there is no financially viable way forward for us. Our business is built on strong interactions, socialization before and after classes that are full and brimming with energy. With strongly divided opinions on both sides of the pandemic, our absolute commitment to both instructor and student safety must be our highest priority. To meet whatever the “new normal” looks like, we would certainly have to limit classes to a fragment of their former sizes, prohibit student interactions, and otherwise remove the things that make Studio be what it is.
We are deeply saddened that we must lose the place that so many of us have called home these last almost 10 years, but are extremely thankful for the relationships we have created with everyone that has walked through these doors. We have guided each other through some of the best and worst times, we are truly proud of everything that is Studio be! This has been a very special space which we hope won’t be forgotten.
We would like to thank all our staff and students for your unwavering support, without you all Studio be never would have existed. We wish you all the best and hope we can be together again in the future. Much love- Dionne & Heather xo