Bizline: Spa-Toe-Pia

Published 5:41pm Sunday, June 10, 2012

Name of business: Spa-Toe-Pia

Daily News photo/JOHN EBY Spa-Toe-Pia reopens in a new location June 12.

Name of owner: Jacqueline Hale

Address of business: 56042 M-51 South, across from C Wimberley Ford.  It reopens to the public in its new location at 9 a.m. June 12. Hours of Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., may be extended in the new, larger location.

Telephone number: 782-1100

Date business opened: Oct. 28, 2009, at 29111 Pike St., in the Creekview subdivision behind Hales Hardware

What type of business do you operate — what you sell, services provided? It’s full-service nail, hair and aesthetics — facials, skin care and massage.

Jacqueline is originally from California. In the ’90s she operated a women’s clothing store in downtown Dowagiac, Spoiled Rotten. She has lived in Dowagiac since October 1986. She and her husband, Ron, have two children, a daughter, Vendela, and a son, Dallas. Vendela discouraged her mom from calling the business Mani Pedi Junkie. Friend Laurie Kinzler of Laurie Anne’s suggested the alternate name.

What sets your business apart from similar ventures? The atmosphere, like an escape. It’s something you can do for yourself for a reasonable price and totally get away.

Where do you attract customers? Decatur, Cassopolis, Hartford, Buchanan, St. Joseph, Edwardsburg. It surprises me where all my clients come from.

Why did you choose to move where you did? It was like ocean-front property. When I saw the pawn shop moving out it was Dec. 28. (The new location triples her available space.) We’ll be upscaling services we offer.


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