The professionals at Premier Salons, also the home of Liz St. Pierre Hair and Yumas Threading & Microblading, are now serving customers at 1550 S. 5th Ave., across from Sprouts Farmers Market.

Premier provides services and products for hair, skin and lashes as well as eyebrow threading and facials.

The building, a renovated home, has a pop-up shop inside that serves coffee drinks and cold brews and features local vendors selling jewelry, custom artwork and other items.

Owner Karina Schofield said she envisioned a place where customers can relax and be pampered while drinking coffee and watching Netflix as they wait. She wants 100% of the focus to be on customer service.

“What’s cool about it being my business is that it can be exactly what I want,” Schofield said.

“When this place came up for sale, I thought ‘I’m all in.’ It’s a big gamble, and I’m not a gambler,” she noted.

However, Scholfield thought it’s important to start investing money, since beauty professionals don’t usually have retirement benefits. As a mother of three young kids, she also wants to invest in the community and eventually start a nonprofit that benefits kids.

She chose this career because she loves interacting with people, she said. Her initial intent had been to open an assisted living facility, and she thinks eventually she will still do that.

Premier also offers classes in eyebrow threading, because Scholfield believes in sharing knowledge. All classes are taught by licensed instructors. Each class includes a training manual, kit, hands-on practice and marketing strategy.

Private classes are available. The instructors will go to salons for trainings with at least four attendees.

The salon is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It’s closed on Sunday.

Walk-ins are welcome from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on most days and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Premier also accepts appointments at 928-388-7493. However, the salon does not accept credit cards; it only takes cash, Zelle and PayPal.


The interior of Your CBD Store, located at 11259 S. Frontage Road, Suite 104, in the Fortuna Commons shopping center, does not look like a store. It looks more like a home with comfortable chairs and tasteful furniture, and it just happens to have products displayed here and there. The SunFlora franchise carries exclusive SunMed products.

Your CBD Store is owned by husband-and-wife Chris and Vanessa Soliz, her sister, Elizabeth Whitney, and their mother, Merlinda Whitney. They are all from Yuma, and the Solizes came back from Scottsdale to open the store.

They first heard of CBD products from a friend struggling with fibromyalgia who had been on opioids for pain management and decided to try CBD. They were so impressed by how it helped their friend that the family decided to open a CBD store. Chris started researching CBD and learned about SunMed products. He flew to Florida to meet with the owners and he so liked their approach, and product, he convinced his team to go with the franchise.

Chris said their focus is on the needs of customers. Their primary goal is to share education about CBD and “save people money by providing a high quality product that will supply the relief they need without the worry of an unproven or unsafe product,” Chris said. “That’s why we built this place like we did — comfortable so people will open up.”

As for the product, they like that they “know where it comes from, seed to oil. We know where it’s grown, we know who transports it, and we know who’s processing it,” he added.

People who suffer from anxiety, inflammation, sleep problems, PTSD, arthritis and other ills have seen the benefits of CBD, Chris said.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It’s closed on Sunday. For more information, call 928-259-7933.


Yuma Disposal recently notified customers that the business has merged with another recycling and solid waste company, Republic Services. The sale was completed at the end of May, and Republic started providing services June 3.

“Having served the community for 13 years, our desire was to sell our company to someone that we feel will continue our tradition of excellent services. Republic Services operates on the same service level and values as Yuma Disposal, so the decision seemed natural,” Phil Davis, owner of Yuma Disposal, in a letter to customers.

The letter was also signed by Peter Sterenberg, general manager of Republic Services.

Davis said customers can expect current prices and contract terms to be honored by Republic Services and that service dates have not changed. Customers will be notified of any future service day changes beforehand.

For more information, call Republic Services at 928-726-2235.


Here’s the Yuma Commercial Construction Project Updates for this week:

Certificates of Occupancy Issued: Premier Storage Building 5, 3265 S. Avenue 3 3/4E.

Building Permits Issued: Burlington Coat Factory, 3020 S. 4th Ave., for interior alterations, and Davita Dialysis, 2500 S. 8th Ave., for tenant improvements.

New Plans Submitted for Review: Cielo Verde Thai Restaurant, 3325 S. Avenue 8E, Suite B4, for tenant improvements; and Mr. G’s Restaurant, 501 S. 4th Ave., for an addition and alterations; Wendy’s, 8007 E. 32nd St., for tenant improvements.


And that’s it for now! If you know of a new business that has or will be opening, relocating or closing, please let me know at

I get a lot of messages asking questions, which I welcome, but I can’t personally answer every question. If I find the answer, I will answer it in the column. I appreciate the readers who always act as my eyes and ears. Thank you!

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