Ellen Huber: Business start-ups and improvements
This week’s column is a conglomeration of updates regarding new businesses and commercial investments occurring in Mandan as well as improvements to existing businesses.
Tim Ell is constructing Turbo Spa, a five-bay car wash at 1801 Eastside Court S.E. The location is west of Bismarck State College’s building for its industrial maintenance program, just south of I-94 as you enter Main Street from the east. Ell expects to have the facility open by late winter, early spring. Ell is a Mandan resident and successful operator of Zorrell’s Jewelry in Bismarck.
Service Master is opening a location at 1820 40th Ave., across from Kist’s Livestock Auction. The manager is Scott Tetly.
Bonnie Jones has opened Heartland Massage at 410 E Main St. To schedule an appointment, call 425-7232.
The West Side Bar and Grill now has a sister bar and grill offering a smoke-free environment and golf simulator. Mulligan’s occupies a former off-sale liquor space at 503 Burlington St. S.E.
Riverfront Resources is constructing 10 “shop condos” on Riverwood Drive off the west end of Memorial Highway. These are 25-foot by 50- to 60-foot shop spaces available for sale. For more information, contact Steve Thilmony, phone 663-4457.
Mandan Clothing Company, selling used apparel, is opening at 104 Second Ave. N.W. in the Hair Professionals building.
Among existing businesses making improvements, A&B Pizza at 609 First St. N.E. is in the process of renovating its interior. Ohm’s Café recently completed an exterior makeover at 808 West Main St. And RJR Maintenance has finished a storefront improvement project at 208 E Main St.
Berger Insurance and Reflections on Main hair salon recently moved one block west from their previous locations at 318 and 320 West Main St. to 418 and 420 West Main St. Known by most long-time residents as the former Western Shop location, the building is now owned by Brandon Ehlis. He has submitted a storefront improvement application to be considered by the Mandan Growth Fund committee in November. Meanwhile, David Berger is offering the 318 and 310 West Main properties for lease. Contact Berger for more information, phone 667-2828.
Ehlis’ submittal is the only storefront improvement application received for the city’s fall application round which had a Nov. 1 deadline. Matching funds for downtown commercial property owners and businesses wishing to make exterior improvements will remain available in 2010 through an application round with a Feb. 1 deadline. For more information, contact the Business Development Office, phone 667-3485.