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Grover Beach dance academy cites cannabis business as reason for closure

Posted at 9:07 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 21:16:38-05

(Update 11:30 am) - The Natural Healing Center is responding after Coastal Dance and Music Academy is claiming NHC put them out of business.

NHC said in a statement Thursday that it's dismayed at CDMA's misleading and inaccurate statements.

NHC said that from the start it's been engaged in a good faith effort working hand-in-hand with both the City of Grover Beach and CDMA to relocate their business. Adding that CDMA made the decision to instead pursue legal action.

NHC says it adamantly denies that it's damaged CDMA in any manner, and will continue to act in good faith to bring the dispute to resolution.

CDMA declined KSBY's request for an interview or further comment.

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Coastal Dance and Music Academy in Grover Beach is closing its doors after 16 years of business.

The company says it's due to Natural Healing Center and their partners purchasing the complex where CDMA is located.

CDMA has a lease through April of 2030. The company claims NHC said that they would move the dance studio, but that has not happened.

According to CDMA, NHC has run them out of business saying it has lost students to the point that it is financially impossible to continue.

CDMA also says it had no choice but to pursue legal action.

It'll close its doors on Feb. 2.

All classes will be free of charge the week of Jan. 27 through Feb. 1 for both current, past, and any community members that wish to be a part of Farewell Week.

CDMA has also released a statement on its website.

Natural Healing Center tells KSBY News they are aware of the allegations and expect to release a statement soon.

For more on this developing story, watch KSBY News at 5 and 6.