7/31/2013 11:26:31 AM
Caribbean Heat changes hands
Caribbean Heat Tanning Salon, 23801 E. Appleway Ave., has a new owner.
Jen Resnik set up Caribbean Heat Tanning LLC and purchased the business from previous owners Julie and Mike Toole. The transaction became official July 1.
Resnik has experience managing tanning salons and a degree in business. She said she has added merchandise, such as purses, wallets, hats and apparel. The salon has also become Smart Tan Certified, meaning all employees have undergone training in ultraviolet light administration, skin type systems, sunburn prevention and skin care, eyewear usage and sanitation.
"We want to help our clients understand the science behind tanning and the importance of not burning, along with the benefits of indoor tanning," Resnik said.
Resnik said she purchased Caribbean Heat out of a love for the place and a respect for the previous owners.
"Some tanning salons sell because they didn't know how to run it in the first place or they haven't kept up on their establishment," she said. "That was not the case with Caribbean Heat. The previous owners just had too much on their plate as they both had full-time jobs outside of the salon. They had done an amazing job with the salon, and I fell in love with it the first time I walked in. They are still clients here now, and their daughter is still working here as well."
For more, call 892-3905.
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Twisp Café and Coffeehouse, 23505 E. Appleway Ave., is now open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The move, which begins in August, expands the business to seven days a week.