56th & WASHBURN
After more than a decade of business at 3016 W. 56th St. in the Armatage neighborhood, East Meets West Massage & Bodywork is moving April 1 to a new space at 2826 W. 43rd St. in Linden Hills.
Owner Tim Munshower said the first six months of his business were spent in Linden Hills and he has always wanted to go back. The new space is smaller and better suited to his business’ needs, he said.
East Meets West specializes in deep-tissue massage, Shiatsu, sports massages and prenatal massages.
Munshower takes appointments in the afternoon and evenings Monday–Friday and all day Saturday. He can be reached at 925-0270 or [email protected]
DIAMOND LAKE & NICOLLET
Moms looking to get rid of old maternity clothes or soon-to-be moms searching for those items on the cheap have a new option in Southwest.
Maternity clothing consignment store Nine recently opened at 5456 Nicollet Ave. S.
The store pays cash for maternity clothes in good condition and resells them. High-end brands and business clothing are of particular interest, but the business is open to all types of maternity clothes.
Customers can arrange clothing drop-off times or set a time for Nine employees to pick up garments.
Store manager Rebecca Danielson started the store with her brother and sister-in-law. In a prepared statement, Danielson said Nine would benefit the community in a number of ways.
“Not only can all those new moms get their clothes out of their basements and make some extra cash, but the newly pregnant will have some place to go to get some nice clothing items at a decent price,” she said. “And, to top it off, the environment wins as we reuse and recycle.”
Store hours are 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday and Monday.
For more information, call 827-8144 or visit nineconsign.com.
LAKE & COLFAX
Developer Anne Knuth, president of Annex Commercial Real Estate, plans to raze the former Eastar Buffet building at 1015 W. Lake St. and replace it with a new development housing a Verizon Wireless center and a tanning salon named Darque Tan.
Knuth said she’d like to begin construction of the roughly 6,000-square-foot development as soon as possible and hopes to get the new tenants moved in by September or October. Verizon Wireless would move into the space from its current location at 1010 W. Lake St.
Knuth developed a Verizon Wireless center in Eden Prairie about six months ago and said the company wanted a larger space in Minneapolis. The new spot will serve as a corporate center for the company.
“They said they’d like to expand their Minneapolis store because it’s their only presence there,” Knuth said.
The new Verizon will be roughly 3,000 square feet — twice the size of the current space, she said.
Houston-based Darque Tan will occupy the other 3,000 square feet. The tanning salon, which has about 10 other locations in the Twin Cities, had been looking for a spot in the Uptown area, Knuth said.
The whole project will require one variance for parking. Under current zoning law, Knuth said she would be allowed 11 spaces. She is hoping to get 19. The site as it exists now has 25 spaces, but a much smaller building.
Knuth presented design plans to the CARAG neighborhood group in mid-March.