Thursday, November 29, 2018

Integral Yoga

VANISHING

People keep telling me that Integral Yoga Natural Foods on 13th Street is closing after 45 years in the Village.



@MarkMelnick10 shared a photo of the goodbye sign on Twitter. I believe they own the building, but as they say "the retail climate has changed" and "small local stores keep losing ground to big corporate chains." Owning the building doesn't always save you.

2 comments:

Bold & Courageous said...

People who work there told me it's the fact they're not the only organic/natural/health food store in the neighborhood anymore. They used to be pretty much it, but now not only do you have Elm Health around the corner on 7th Ave, but you can get organic milk and ingredients in almost any super market.

And. while the Institute owns the building, the health food store has always been a separate business and has always paid rent.

Mitch Golden said...

In a sense they must feel successful. As they say, the foods they specialize in are now everywhere. While that makes it harder for these sorts of stores to survive, maybe the world has a bit less pesticides as a result.