Goede wrote the Indy a recent e-mail clarifying some of the facts on the future of Marmalade and Smokebrush. One, corrected below in the original post, says that Bindu is a new yoga studio taking over Marmalade classes. He writes:
BINDU is a Yoga studio taking over the classes FROM Marmalade at Smokebrush as they won't be doing yoga classes anymore and closing HOWEVER Smokebrush (Foundation) will be focusing on special events and collaborations with the BAC and working on some very exciting community projects.
——- ORIGINAL POST: TUES., 7.54 A.M. ——-
Today, Marmalade at Smokebrush announced that its last classes at the Trestle Building will be July 31. Following that, they will be held at the Business of Art Center in Manitou Springs. According to the release,
they'll be in a new space on the BAC complex called they'll be taken over by a yoga studio called Bindu.
This, of course, is the result of an suit between the city, its contractor, and Marmalade executive director Don Goede and founder Kat Tudor, who claim the city unearthed carcinogenic chemicals without protective measures when it demolished a neighboring building, a case Pam Zubeck reported back in April. By the next month, Tudor and Goede decided to leave the area.
It's a sad ending to Marmalade's long tenure in the neighborhood. Before it moved into the spacious, brick-walled Trestle Building unit in 2011, it lived for 11 years across the way in the Arts Depot District building. However, the organization is still moving forward with programming. For one thing, it will host an all-new Goddesses and Monsters Mash festival Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 with visual art, music, dance, yoga and "divine beings."