YORK – True North Farm and Yoga, one of Livingston County’s most unique businesses, cut its ribbon at a formal grand opening Friday afternoon.
Molly Cummings, her husband David Rose, and their two daughters, Lola, 13, and Lucy, 12, officially opened the farm and yoga studio and led curious attendees on a tour of the turn-of-the-century barn that has a new life as a yoga studio.
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“The first thing I’d like to say is thank you,” said Cummings, looking up from her prepared speech. “Thank you to everyone who made this possible.”
Cummings especially thanked Rochester contractor Ken Horan for his work repurposing and partially insulating the barn, using as much of its original wood as possible. Horan replaced the entire face and rear of the barn and built a wall separating the yoga studio from the lobby and the winterized studio in the repurposed loft.
“It was a pleasure to work on,” said Horan, who clapped along with many yoga students and friends at the ribbon cutting. “She’s really given this beautiful barn a new life.”
Cummings expressed her gratitude for the generous outpouring of support from family, friends and neighbors, including other farms and business owners who like her have blazed their own trails in Livingston County.
She thanked her friend and fellow business owner Alyssa Cope, who rebuilt Honey Girl Gourmet from the ashes after it burned with Kelly’s Saloon in 2015.
“Alyssa Cope has been wonderful emotional support throughout all of this,” said Cummings. “She owns her own business, Honey Girl Gourmet, in Geneseo and it was not easy for her coming back after the fire.”
The Trading Post in Avon helped her locate two beautiful stained glass windows for the loft.
The studio has been holding classes since January 18, 2016. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.