Yoga studio looks to follow Old House Mercantile at Proctor District location

When Old House Mercantile moves from its current location in Tacoma’s Proctor District to a new site across the street, neighbors can expect that a yoga studio will take over the former retail space.

Lisa Palace said Friday that she and her husband, Patrick, will open Yoga Palace once the space is remodeled.

Although the formal papers have not been signed, Old House owner Ann Evans said Friday that she would welcome the new business.

The yoga studio will offer scheduled classes in basic to advanced meditation and Vinyasa Yoga instruction.

“You can also schedule one-on-one private sessions,” Palace said.

She said she expects to occupy the space once Old House Mercantile moves, and could be open in mid- to late-September.

“I think this is a great, lively neighborhood,” Palace said. “It’s centrally located. I think we’ll have a lot of traffic. There’s not enough yoga studios in town to cover everyone’s needs. We’re very excited.”

Soul, a café offering delicacies including waffles and fried chicken, will remain at its current location upstairs above the proposed yoga studio.