Tibetan Buddhist to run yoga studio, restaurant to serve American cuisine.

By Ekaterina Pesheva
Southwest City Journal
March 26, 2003

Tibetan Buddhist to run yoga studio, restaurant to serve American cuisine By Ekaterina Pesheva

Two new businesses have their sights set on Dogtown. A yoga studio will open in late May at 1220 Tamm Ave., and a restaurant will open in early April at 6335 Clayton Ave.

The yoga club, called Blue Beryl Dharma Center, is owned and operated by Patricia Palden and her husband, Lama Lobsang Palden, a Tibeta4 Buddhist who fled Chinese occupied Tibet at age 18.

Palden will offer Tibetan Yantra Yoga, a form of yoga that promotes self-healing and rejuvenates the body. Last week she asked members of the Clayton-Tamm Neighborhood Association to support the business.

"We already have a loyal following of students," Patricia said. "It will be a quiet business."

No date has been set for a conditional use hearing.

A family restaurant called O'Byrnes' Grille & Pub is set to open in early April at the former Extra Innings location, 6335 Clayton Ave., in Dogtown. Owners Rita and Robert Byrnes, of Franklin County, are rehabbing the 2,500-squarefoot space. The restaurant will be open 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. seven days a week and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The owners are seeking a full liquor license. No hearing date has been set yet. An occupancy permit is pending completion of renovation work.

"We will serve more of a traditional American cuisine such as steak, meatloaf, soup, pizza," Robert Byrnes said. "We will also have daily breakfast and lunch specialties."

The business will employ about 10 people and seat about 50. There will be no outdoor seating. On-street parking is available. The building is owned by developer Pete Rothschild.


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