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Deerfield’s Newest Business Hopes To Reduce Stress

CorePower Yoga holds classes for the experienced and the novice.

Listen to CorePower Manager Chris Bjork talk about Deerfield's newest business.
Listen to CorePower Manager Chris Bjork talk about Deerfield's newest business.


Deerfield’s newest business, CorePower Yoga, opened its doors a month ago offering classes seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 710 Robert York Road behind Deerfield Square.

“We have a multitude of lifestyles and levels,” Manager Chris Bjork of Lake Bluff said. “Hopefully we have a little bit for everyone.” Those who wish to partake should call Bjork or her staff to register for a class.

In addition to yoga instruction at all levels, CorePower offers lessons for instructors as well as boot camps. “They’re cardio bursts, weights and yoga all put together,” Bjork said of the boot camps. “They’re pretty intense.”

Listen to Bjork describe what CorePower, a national chain, is trying to do in Deerfield.

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Enrique H. January 09, 2014 at 11:50 PM
What is going to reduce the stress of the owners once they discover owning a business in Deerfield is a poor decision?
McCloud January 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM
Did these guys run this through RB? He demands investigations before anyone wants to open a business here.
RB January 10, 2014 at 07:45 PM
Too much Pepsi today macko? I'm pro business opening in Deerfield that contributes to the tax base via sales tax revenue. Each time a retail space closes and is replaced by a business that does not generate sales tax we as property owners pick up the slack. I know that's a little complex for you, but that's your problem.
McCloud January 10, 2014 at 08:08 PM
I didn't know the new constitution has a disclaimer in it under the liberty if there is sales tax revenue it it for the dear leaders. Seems there have been quite a few changes lately towards the law and it's enforcement.
Enrique H. January 11, 2014 at 02:03 PM
It's more complicated than that, RB. A healthy commercial industry is like a living organism with different working, interacting parts. An optimal commercial zone is not one that consists only of businesses that generate sales tax. A good commercial zone has businesses that synergistically support one another and offer goods/services that consumers actually want. This is why pharmacies figured out that coupling with grocery stores is a great idea or that opening up a bring-your-own-food Beer Market near 2 or 3 good restaurants will work very well, or that having coffee shops within bookstores would do good business. This all involves carefully planning for specific types of niche ecosystems you want. It is not as simple as "BRING IN SALES TAX OR ELSE." This type of planning is what Deerfield currently lacks. We have a bunch of hodgepodge restaurant/retails spaces that don't make sense next to one another--boutique stores by mattress stores...4 Italian restaurants within walking distance of each other...multiple cycling stores next to each other, and so on. These are cannibalistic designs instead of synergistic designs and make it very evident that city planners don't know what they are doing. What's worse, there seem to be enough neighboring suburbs that know what they are doing that this issue may never be solved. Who cares if the village is a laughingstock? I can drive to Northbrook, Vernon Hills, Glenview, or Lincolnshire to enjoy a movie, have a decent meal, and buy some items.
RB January 11, 2014 at 02:31 PM
You're right that a mix is good. The problem is that retail is not being replaced with retail. We've had a bank replace a retail store right next door to another bank, and a real estate office replace a retail store, pea pod replaced a restaurant with a pick up location that does not pay us sales tax, a emergency clinic replaced a restaurant, we've lost Best Buy, Wonder, Boston Market, Bakers, the Chicken place, and Borders was replaced with another medical office. Those are fairly recent and don't share your "mix" idea...none of them produce sales tax revenue and the employees probably go eat in another Village.
Enrique H. January 11, 2014 at 11:15 PM
I agree with you, RB, and I don't think a bank, real estate office, pea pod, emergency clinic, mattress store, and medical office flash "COME TO DEERFIELD AND SPEND SOME MONEY ON GOODS/SERVICE HERE!" I guess I'd just like some...I don't know...actual long-term goal of what Deerfield should *look* like in 5-10 years. I don't think success comes by mere chance, and the mere fact that the city has allowed 4-5 Italian restaurants to exist within a block of one another clearly shows there isn't any sort of "grand idea" of where things are going. Deerfield is the Des Plaines of the North Shore...stunted by politics and poor planning, with thriving neighboring cities/villages that know how to get it right. Plus, we had to drink poo for a few weeks.

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