The 28th Street building was constructed in 1949 originally as the 28th Coin Laundry. With its charming awnings, beautifully crafted windows and huge capacity for washing and drying, it quickly became a neighborhood resource. The west window side (facing Lowell Pool), was originally used as a snow shack to accommodate the crowds during the summer months. Sometime in the early 1960, Acme Dry-cleaning purchased the building as a drop-off site for their main operation. Nearing the 1970’s the Baird’s family expanded their operations and this became a drop-off site for their 8th Street location. Later in the 1980’s, Thompson’s purchased it back and once again, it became the corner laundry mat. We also discovered that sometime between the 1950’s and 60’s this was converted to a burger drive-in which later revealed itself with a hidden windows found during the early phases of construction. As a new chapter of the building begins, we look forward to remaining a north-end community space. As a part of our mission, a percentage of our monthly class costs will be dedicated to local charities and non-profits around the valley. We look forward to bringing something special to the 28th street corner and another joyful place to the neighborhood.
28th Street Barre & Soul was born through inspiration of friends but also to fulfill a personal dream. We envisioned a space where dance and music would be the foundation of creativity. Where the different disciplines of dance, barre, and pilates were interpreted through the instructor in a personal unique way. As a place where friends and neighbors celebrate gratitude, 28th is a community space transformed for movement in a warm, welcoming and functional environment. Each day is a new beginning, where our mind, body, and spirit might crave something familiar or something new. Our classes reflect this diversity though music and guidance through our instructors.