Classes at a Lone Tree yoga studio have been a real nose opener.
Yoga Pod Park Meadows, owned by Kori Norberg, sued 7824 Park Meadows LLC over the landlord’s alleged failure to manage a neighboring Indian restaurant’s odor and noise.
In a case filed in Douglas County district court Jan. 26, Norberg claims the Pastries ‘N Chaat restaurant is stinking up the studio and polluting the area with trash.
Yoga Pod started leasing its studio space at 7824 Park Meadows Drive in 2016. When the Indian restaurant moved in last year, Yoga Pod claims, it “caused and created excessive noise, trash, material waste, and noxious odors at the property,” according to the lawsuit. The smell wasn’t a problem with the space’s previous barbecue restaurant because the owners installed rooftop ventilation.
Yoga Pod claims Bruce Prior, the registered agent of 7824 Park Meadows LLC, has not taken any steps to evict the Indian restaurant.
“(The) landlord or landlord’s agents, Pinnacle Real Estate Management, knew or should have known that certain odors are associated with certain ethnic-themed restaurants,” Yoga Pod claims in the suit.
Other tenants of the Park Meadows building include cycling studio CycleBar, UFC Gym and Centre Salon & Spa Lone Tree. The lawsuit says CycleBar confronted Prior about Pastries ‘N Chaat’s “trash, cigarette butts, grease, food scraps and material waste, and ongoing, continuous noxious odors.”
Gelman & Norberg LLC is representing Yoga Pod in its lawsuit, while Lindsay Jasper with Tschetter Hamrick Sulzer, P.C. is representing the landlord in its complaint. The attorneys did not return requests for comment.
Yoga Pod is seeking damages. It’s also allegedly stopped paying rent, according to a second lawsuit filed the same day by the landlord against Yoga Pod for $11,000 in back rent.
This is not the first time fitness studios have channeled warrior pose into lawsuits. In December, Highlands spin studio High Ride Cycle and its landlord traded lawsuits because the studio’s music and cycling vibrations were disturbing other tenants in the mixed-use building.