LOT Twenty-Eight, an adaptive reuse project at the intersection of 28th and Blake Street in RiNo — which opened last summer — will welcome a new tenant at the end of March. AKT, the revolutionary dance-cardio fitness concept, will occupy a 2,009-square-foot space.
AKT (Anna Kaiser Technique), a marriage of dance and functional training, will join three other concepts at the project, which includes an urban winery, flagship restaurant, and offsite meeting concept. The raw space build-out will foster a collaborative environment and a culture that combines the personalization of private training with the community and electric experience that a boutique studio offers.
The first AKT location opened this past October in Cherry Creek and has quickly gained a legion of followers. AKT RiNo is also owned and operated by local entrepreneurs Shannon and Bruce Jaeger, who plan to open their third location in 2021. “With the amount of commercial activity and redevelopment RiNo has seen in the last few years, it is the perfect time for our studio to be added to the list of developments” Shannon Jaeger said. We will be another positive addition to the area. There is so much room to grow in Denver and we’re currently scouting sites for our third Denver location.”
Formerly a manufacturing plant, LOT Twenty-Eight features 45,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and event space as well as a 20,000 square-foot outdoor, urban patio designed for gathering, events and community activities. The developer, Denver-based FORMATIV, has retained the building’s ad hoc patina, an amalgamation of brick, stucco, and metal siding, that has become synonymous with the neighborhood.
“We are thrilled to have AKT expand into our project in the RiNo neighborhood,” said Sean Campbell, CEO of FORMATIV. “This neighborhood is full of creatives, artists, and individuals looking for new ways to connect with a vibrant community. We have no doubt the studio and their style of fitness will be successful.”