For those of you new to 8 Limbs, or unaware of the changes for our Capitol Hill studio, we are in the midst of it! Please read the January 23 Blog Post 8 Limbs Capitol Hill Building Changes and our first blog post about the construction. This blog and Facebook will be the places we will update you all on what is happening now that construction has begun.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?
This week, March 11-15, the admin staff is moving out of our Boutique and west offices to prepare for the construction of the new west wall, which will run from the door to the hallway south to the windows. This will narrow the Boutique and Offices to create a larger studio next door. Construction will begin Monday, March 18. Please continue to come through the black gate entrance until signs point you to enter through the exit door at the bottom of the long stairwell next to Surya. We will keep the front desk operational until time for paint, at which time we will set up a temporary desk in the former Halo Dance space next to Surya.
Sandblasting of the ceilings in the former dance studio and the ground floor begins today, March 13. This will be a louder consistent sound and during daytime hours. There will be a substantial amount of sandblasting, including our hallways, which will require us to do the most shuffling around for this project. We’ll have signage and post updates to help you navigate the changes!
Tips during construction: please wear shoes to the bathroom as we want your footsies to stay clean and safe. Dress for yoga before coming to the studio when possible. Earplugs can offer a buffer from the construction sounds.
8 Limbs has temporarily switched over to one restroom for our staff and students. This new bathroom, located to the east of our old bathrooms, will be the Men’s room. The new Women’s room should be ready in the next two weeks. There are two stalls in the new restroom but if you want privacy or are not comfortable with members of the opposite sex in the same room, please use the door latch to secure the room. When the bathrooms are both open each will have a shower and two stalls.
Starting March 18 changing room availability will be less dependable as we’ll lose the two changing stalls in our offices. We are converting our storage closet to a changing room, and you may use the stalls in the restroom, but please change before arriving when possible while we only have one unisex restroom.
Our drinking water filtration system in the Boutique is back in action. Starting next week please bring the water you need with you to classes until we are able to reconnect to a water source. The water fountain near the restrooms is permanently out of commission, please plan accordingly.
Construction has begun in the old Brocklind’s space prepare the spaces for the next tenants, a restaurant on the corner and 1-2 retail tenants under 8 Limbs. This week sandblasting begins. We’re told it’s loud, and will be during business hours.
We don’t have a move date for the transition from old to new studio, but we are planning Closing and Opening Ceremonies to involve our community with this big change. We estimate to move in mid to late April. We’ll post a date when we know it!
By this Friday we’ll have a Memory Wall started outside of Surya. This is a place for you all to share Memories of Surya, tell us about you and your practice here over the years, and form blessings for the new space. This will be a temporary installation, to be let go of when we let go of Surya.
Let us know how you are doing with all of this on our Facebook Page!
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