EPIC Health and Life-style in Ottawa has closed its doorways for the ultimate time, saying “we now have surrendered” to the COVID-19 pandemic
“As a small boutique enterprise within the health and wellness trade, we stand no probability towards this pandemic,” stated EPIC Health and Life-style Founder and CEO Stephanie Karlovits.
“With the general public notion of the virus, having a big bodily location to maintain up with, and being a enterprise whose financial energy is derived from folks congregating collectively, respiration closely (one should see the humour within the tragedy), it merely just isn’t doable to proceed.”
Karlovits writes that her enterprise was not eligible for presidency funding to help with the lease prices.
“We didn’t really feel it acceptable to reopen our doorways according to the desires of our many purchasers, and it will have value us extra to open than to remain closed regardless,” stated Karlovits.
“Our landlords have suffered themselves all through this time, and we couldn’t discover a appropriate manner ahead doing issues the outdated manner. All the pieces has modified.”
Karlovits says the present workers of EPIC Health and Life-style at the moment are enterprise house owners themselves.
The ultimate day for Epic Health was Friday, Dec. 4. EPIC Health was situated on Beechwood Avenue.
“Our teachings have stayed fixed, centered on liberation – liberation by way of physique motion, holistic vitamin, nature and self care,” writes Karlovits within the social media publish titled “We have now surrendered.”
“As we all know and have taught for a few years, the one manner ahead is thru give up. The time has come for us to soak up our personal teachings.”
EPIC Health is the most recent Ottawa enterprise to shut in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, the ByTowne Cinema introduced it should shut on Dec. 31.
A number of eating places in Ottawa have additionally closed this yr, together with the Fish Market restaurant, Tuckers Market, the Highlander, StoneFace Dolly’s, Don Cherry’s Kanata, DiVino, and the Wellington Eatery