COMINGS: 4th Avenue Gym gets new look
4th Avenue Gym, 300 N. 22nd St., is just wrapping up a six-month renovation project that has brought a brand-new look to the gym, both inside and out. The project has included new lighting, painting, flooring, ceiling tile, signage and landscaping as well as completely new bathrooms, said Justin Haile, who manages the facility owned by his family.
A major part of the project was the work in the cardio room, Haile said. The room was opened up and redesigned and 53 brand new cardio workout machines were installed, each equipped with a screen so those working out have finger tip access to a personal computer whether they want to surf the net, watch a movie or plug in their Apple mobile devices.
Yuma Regional Medical Center has submitted plans for a hybrid operating room, reported Alan Kircher, city deputy building official. He explained that it will be a catheterization lab and operating room in case the patient needs surgery during the cath procedure.
Also, plans have been submitted for a bariatric (weight loss surgery) unit in the hospital's former cancer treatment center, he said.
And building permits have been issued to build out the third floor of the hospital's patient tower that will add 36 beds.
In other city building activity, permits have been issued for solar projects for two Crane schools, Kircher reported. Gary Knox and Mesquite Elementary school are adding ground and canopy solar potovoltaic systems.
In addition, permits have been issued for an expansion project and outdoor dining patio to Fat Harvey's Bar & Grill.
Pita Pit is coming to Yuma Palms Regional Center, according to the restaurant chain's website.
As for the menu, the name says it all — the restaurant will serve pitas, lots of them from breakfast to dinner with choices of lean grilled meats, cheeses and fresh veggies topped with the restaurant's zesty signature sauces.
Stay tuned for a more specific location and opening date.
The financial services firm Edward Jones has opened its fifth office in Yuma. The new office is located at 1979 E. 16th St., Suite 6, in the Yuma Plaza. It can be reached at 783-4797.
Representative Jay Laughlin has moved to the new office from the Foothills office on Fortuna Road. Kristin Shore remains at the Fortuna Road office.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.
There's a couple of new businesses at Southgate Mall.
• James Maragh has opened Skins and Armor, or rather he has moved from a kiosk to a shop space (where there was a tattoo shop for awhile or for those of us who go way back, Merle Norman Cosmetics). Maragh provides phone armor, custom skins and phone repair. And with his new store, he now carries custom T-shirts, stickers and banners.
The shop is open 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. It can be reached at 920-9023.
• Code Boutique, owned by Cynthia Banuelos, is now open for business where Footlocker previously was located. The store features trendy young fashions and accessories.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. It can be reached at 581-9001.
Emerald Springs, 1475 S. 46th Ave., has completed Legacy Court, a secure Memory Care program for people with Alzheimer's and dementia, reported Deborah Ludington, executive director of the retirement and assisted living community.
Legacy Court has 20 private rooms with semi-private baths, a private dining room, lounge, Arizona room and outdoor courtyard.
Reservations are currently being taken for new residents. For tours and more information, call 329-7707. A grand opening will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 to unveil the new program to the public.
Sprague's Sports in Yuma has been featured in an online article titled Guns ‘R Us for the September issue of GQ.com.
Author Jeannie Marie Laskas said she visited the store because “I didn't really want to buy an assault rifle, or even a handgun, but I was curious to know what buying one felt like, how the purchase worked, what-all was involved. Nobody in my circle back east had guns, nobody wanted them, and if anybody talked about them, it was in cartoon terms.”
Read more at http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/201209/gun-shopping-gq-september-2012#ixzz24sKU1x5Q.
Policio Mortgage has hired Yuman Warren Strycker, to provide reverse mortgage services primarily to Yuma County homeowners, but can also help homeowners in other parts of the United States. For more information, call Strycker at 345-1200.
Strycker previously was affiliated with First National Bank of Draper, Utah.
A reverse mortgage advances a portion of the home equity for seniors over 62 years of age to supply additional income for retirement and does not require re-payment in their lifetime. Several banks that do not offer this service in Yuma County refer clients to Strycker when they inquire about it.
Join consultants from Thirty One Gifts, Pampered Chef, Premier Designs Jewelry and Beauticontrol for holiday shopping in their new fall catalogs from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 10749 Avenida Esperanza (in Mesa del Sol). For more information, call 246-7989.
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