We've just signed a short-term lease extension to remain in our current space for several months. Starting May 1st, we'll be paying about 50% more in rent—yet it's still significantly below current market rates for our Chelsea neighborhood where commercial real estate prices have risen dramatically.
The search continues…. For the past few months, we've been exploring spaces in midtown Manhattan guided by Board Members Anton Baraschi and Lucas Boladian with help from knowledgeable real estate professionals. So far, we've reviewed dozens of spaces and put in bids on a few spaces that we were very excited about, only to have them rejected for various reasons.
We believe it's because the universe has something even better for us. With each bid, we've learned something that will bring us closer and closer to the perfect space—to the Center of Our Dreams!
With your help, we can manifest miracles to keep our Center of enlightenment thriving and growing. Things are happening fast! Check this weekly e-newsletter and our website for updates on our space quest and go to “Make A Donation” for ways you can contribute, including our 8-minute Visioning Statement meditation.
Meanwhile, due to rising costs, we have made modest increases in the cost of many events. Compared to other holistic fairs, workshops and classes, our events are still accessibly priced, and Center Members save 15% on most.