Comings and Goings: Changes at Southgate Mall
A number of businesses that had shops in the central corridor of Southgate Mall have moved or closed their doors as the mall's new owners prepare to redevelop and revitalize the property. Here's an update on the businesses, as provided by Bobbi Lewis, mall manager:
• Keny's Barbershop, 2241 S. Avenue A, Suite 24, in Palm Plaza
• The Ink Station, 1700 S. 1st Ave., Suite 318, in the complex behind Staples (same phone number of 726-1353)
• Forever Young, 1416 S. 5th Ave.
• Arizona Athletic Club, 304 S. Main St., under new ownership by Chance Farrar
• Stealth Armor, 1700 S. 1st Ave., in the complex behind Staples
• New Star Image, the former Mervyn's Complex
• Senny Selexcion and Fragrance, now at the Imperial Valley Mall in El Centro
• 723 Industries, hasn't decided on a new location.
• Code Boutique, closed
• GNC, closed
• Piercing Pagoda, closed
• Ana's Cantina, closed
• Lions Den (Arcade), closed
• Yoli's Flowers, closed
The Tree House, Yuma's only hourly childcare facility, has been sold. It is now owned by Marcia Worley and her husband, David Spears, who is a firefighter, and been renamed Tree House Preschool Inc.
In other changes, children can now stay for up to six hours a day in the drop-in day care. And the business has expanded into the entire building, adding 2,000 square feet of preschool classroom space.
To introduce the preschool to parents of prospective students, there will be an open house from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 — that's the same hours as the preschool.
Tree House is located at 1730 S. 4th Ave. For more information about the day care program or enrollment in the preschool, call 783-TREE (-8733). The center's hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Worley has a master's degree in education and taught for 12 years for Crane Elementary School District.
The business was begun four years ago by Edna Thompson and Sabra K. Lemmon.
One mystery in the Foothills area has been solved. A Dollar Store is coming to the area where people have reported a construction fence and large equipment on the west side of Foothills Boulevard and about 46th Street.
By the way, that puts it just up the street from the new Family Dollar Store that is nearing completion.
Despite the death in November of co-owner Butch Clogston, B&B Pool Service remains open for business as usual. Continuing to operate the business is Penny O'Dell, who ran the pool service with Clogston for 21 years.
B&B Pool Service, 1213 S. 2nd Ave., services and repairs pools. It can be reached at 329-1270.
The business was started by Clogston 25 years ago this year.
Klick Boutique has moved next door into a larger space it can call its own. The store, opened last fall by Melissa Quintero, is now located at 107 E. 24th St. It previously had shared space with Yuma County Choppers Salon.
The boutique offers a variety of chic and contemporary clothing in regular and plus sizes and Texas blingy “cowgirl-style” accessories such as jewelry, purses, shoes, hats and belts. With the expansion, it also now offers children's clothing and can customize clothing with rhinestones.
Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, Klick Boutique can be reached at 581-4220.
Nail technician Jetzy Alvarez is now working at Daisy Nails and Spa, 1840 S. 4th Ave. Previously an employee at Obsession Beauty Salon, she specializes in nail art and nail designs.
For an appointment, call 782-0022.
Karla Isbell has relocated her business, Studio 7, to 1335 S. Pacific Ave., Suite 205, in the Pacific Plaza. The phone number is 246-8719.
The salon previously had been at 2115 S. Arizona Ave.
In a $50 million deal, the Midwest parent of Mimi's Cafe is selling the Irvine, Calif.-based chain to LeDuff America, according to various news sources. LeDuff is a Dallas company that operates a string of bakeries and cafes in North America that includes Bruegger's Bagels.
Mimi's Cafe has 145 restaurants in 24 states, mostly in the West and Southwest, including Yuma. The sale is expected to close in the next 45 days.
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