29th & Bryant
Anew Fitness and Spa recently moved from 2920 Bryant Ave. S. to 2817 Lyndale Ave. S.
Owner Sooki Jalali said she had landlord issues at the old space and thought she’d be able to "create a business with a clearer vision" at the new location.
Jalali’s two-year-old wellness center offers full spa services and a workout facility. Customers can take yoga, kung fu, qi gong and social dance classes as well as receive personal fitness training. When it’s time to relax, body masks, massages and other therapies are available.
The center’s only change is that it no longer does hair or nails, Jalali said.
Hours are 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday–Friday and 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. For more information call 825-9355 or visit www.anewfitnessandspa.com.
Printing companies merge
Two recently merged former Southwest printing companies have decided to operate with one name.
Triangle Printing, which was located at 40th Street and Lyndale Avenue and Meyer Offset Printing, which was once at 29th Street and Bryant Avenue, are now running as one business using the Meyer name. The company is located in 4838 Park Glen Road in St. Louis Park.
Meyer Offset Printing purchased Triangle Printing in June, but the companies retained their names until now and for a while used the St. Louis Park location and the old Triangle shop. The merger has allowed the companies to improve printing technology and quality, according to a press release about the name change.
Meyer Offset Printing will print newsletters, flyers, brochures, booklets, pamphlets, envelopes and many other items. Orders can be placed online or in person.
For more information, call 822-4272 or visit www.meyeroffset.com.
50th & Drew
Paradise Pizza, a small pizza delivery business in the Fulton neighborhood, recently closed.
The owners of the popular independent pizza shop could not be reached for comment, but left a sign on the window that read "thank you for all the years of support."
The space at 3724 W. 50th St. is for sale. Interested parties should contact Mike Welsh with the Restaurant Brokers of Minnesota at 952-929-9273.
33rd & Nicollet
Hooded sweatshirts, warm-up suits, designer jeans and hip-hop T-shirts are the focus of Jojo Urban Clothing, a new store at 3345 Nicollet Ave. S.
The store also carries some shoes including Air Jordans.
Jojo is the first retail venture for Northeast residents Stacy Elkins and husband Khaled Salem. Elkins said her husband had previously worked in retail and she had worked in restaurant management for 15 years. The couple invested their savings in the new store, which carries brands such as Red Monkey, Girbaud and Akademiks.
"We saw that those clothes were popular for people in the area, but there wasn’t any place nearby for people to get them," Elkins said.
Prices range from $20 for a shirt to more than $85 for an outfit such as a pair of jeans and matching hooded sweatshirt.
The store’s name came from Salem’s nickname when he worked in a deli, Elkins said.
Hours are 11 a.m.–7 p.m. seven days a week. For more information call 824-7363.