When 2012 gives way to 2013 in a few weeks' time, the Windom neighborhood will lose one of its many small businesses. Yoga studio Sigh Yoga will go out of business on Dec. 28, according to an email owners Mario and Brandyn Negri sent to fans last week.
"Our lives have changed for the good because of each of you. We are forever grateful," the email read. "While it has been gratifying to create a new studio and meet so many new friends, it has been challenging to build a business that is sustainable."
In an email to Patch, Mario Negri declined to elaborate on those challenges. When asked if either the year-long reconstruction of Lyndale Ave, or prenatal yoga studio Blooma's decision to relocate nearby influenced their decision, Negri would only say that "Our decision to close was based on a culmination of factors in that location over the past four years."
Sigh Yoga will continue to accept any class packages that have already been purchased.