The latest change in Natick Center involves the leaving of Spirit Bear, the yoga studio at 19 Main St., that’s been in operation for more than a decade, and the pending arrival of Baylee, a shop that touts its “cozy, comfy clothing.”
Spirit Bear’s Christy Carlson says the 14-foot requirement for spacing between patrons under COVID-19 rules proved untenable in the space.
My co-editor on Natick Report used to work for yoga at Spirit Bear back in the day, and has fond memories of the studio.
Perhaps Spirit Bear’s successor will at least continue the animal vibe at the space. Spirit Bear got its name from the Kermode Bears that live on the coast of British Columbia. Baylee uses a Bee logo on its sign, a reference to local Baylee Donovan, who is opening the shop with mom Debbie.
Natick Center is undergoing numerous changes, some COVID-19 related and some not. Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea just opened, and a new bagel shop is on the way.
Has the Summer Street laundromat gone out of business too? And the aikido studio across the street?
Bob Brown says
Not sure about the laundromat, but the aikido studio appears to be offering classes. They updated their website with info within the past or so: http://www.aikidoframingham.com/schedule.html