No new business at old Target yet
People have observed activity at the old Target building on 32nd Street and want to know if it means an exciting new business is coming to the long-vacant property.
Sorry, but the answer is no.
What is happening is the owner, YumaLecCal LLCe, is having some work done on the building in hopes of making it more marketable, explained Leo Pilkington of Pilkington Commercial, which has the contract. He said the work involves removing interior improvements such as wall dividers, ceiling and carpeting to clean up the interior and create an open shell in hopes it will attract a buyer.
Pilkington expects to complete the project this week.
The building has stood empty since Target moved to a new store at Yuma Palms Regional Center in the fall of 2005.
Quilting Bee, previously located at 2360 W. 32nd St., has moved to a temporary location until its new building is completed.
The store is now at 10179 South Frontage Road inside Westco Pipe. This week the store has shorter hours, but as of Oct. 31, it will resume its regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
A Man Cave introduces a new concept to Yuma, providing a men's salon that centers on making men comfortable while getting their hair cut, announced owner Cindy Moe. The salon offers free billiards, Xbox 360, Wi-Fi and television at each station.
Located at 2573 E. 24th St., Suite C, the salon provides shampoo and haircuts for men on a walk-in basis, with discounts for military, on a cash-only basis. American Crew products are used. The salon is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, closed Wednesdays. For more information, call 276-4038.
MAC Electric of Yuma placed 1,614 on the 2011 Inc. 500/5000, Inc.'s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The Yuma business also placed No. 57 in the construction category.
The 2011 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to the percentage of revenue growth from 2007 through 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be based in the United States, privately held, for profit and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of Dec. 31, 2010.
MAC Electric was started in 2005 by Yuma native Clint Harrington and his wife, Ari, and since has gained an expertise in cutting-edge renewable energy technology. Earlier this year, the company was named one of the Fast 50 Asian American businesses by the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. Previously, it was the recipient of an Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award and Small Business of the Year Award. And it was recognized during the 2009 Heart of Yuma for its work on the reconstruction of Kofa High School even while school was in session.
Yuma Asset & Estate Liquidators, aka A-best Auction & Appraisal, has relocated to 1074 S. 4th Ave. Yuma Asset Liquidators offers estate liquidation as well as estate auction and appraisal services
Owner Leonard Manos can be reached at 503-9211. For more information, visit www.yumaassetliquidators.com.
For its 15th anniversary, Paradise Casino recently completed an extensive remodeling project of the gaming floor to allow for easier access, more machines and a better traffic flow for patrons.
As part of the project, the central raised area was removed and redone to create a level gaming floor, new wiring was installed and slot machines, some of which received an overhaul, were placed.
Massage Yuma owners Paul and Jane Muthart have been honored as the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for October.
Massage Yuma, 1575 S. 7th Ave., provides its clients with massages by licensed therapists at affordable prices, whether someone is looking for a quick 15-minute refresher or a decadent 90-minute massage. Evening appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.
The studio is open 3 to 8 p.m. Mondays, 9 am. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 782-1106 or visit www.massageyuma.com.
Kyle Backer, longtime hairstylist who previously worked at JCPenney Salon, is now at Studio 7 by Karla, 2115 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 1. He can be reached at 580-9748.
Backer has five years' experience with hair services, including cuts, color and perms.
Robert “Bob” Fair has become an authorized distributor of MagicKids, Closeout Division, that sells new, brand name children's clothing such as Gap and Oshkosh at discount prices. Ralph Lauren shoes also are now available.
Mothers can go online to MagicKidsUSA.com, fill out an application, go shopping without having to wait for store sales, and the clothes will be delivered to their doorstep. When filling out the application, all they have to do is type in the discount code: 89237.
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