Grants Pass Business Grapevine

August 2014

August 2014

Pet Care and Comfort at Home Away from Home

When it comes down to it, owning a pet is almost like having a child. When you want to go on vacation, you just can't take Foofoo with you to the condo in Cabo san Lucas. And you can't leave him at home. It's necessary to find a babysitter or make some other kind of arrangement, and it can be a major hassle.
Which is where Home Away from Home Pet Spa, located at 100 NE Mill Street, comes in handy. Owner Sandra Mazurek has a passion for the care and training of dogs and cats and expresses this passion in her business.

July 2014

July 2014

Action Hair Designs Celebrates 37 Years

It’s been a long and winding road the last 37 years for Linda Whalen, owner of Action Hair Designs at 937-A NE D Street (in back of the Grants Pass Shopping Center). “I first walked through Action Hair Designs as one of its first employees in 1977,” Linda said. “When the original owner moved in 1990, I bought the salon.”
Linda moved to the Rogue Valley in 1960 with her family when her dad retired from the Marine Corps and moved here.
“I was 13 at the time, and as a teen it seems I was ‘in charge’ of my mom’s, sister’s, grandmother’s and any other family member’s hair who came through the kitchen door,” she said. “It only seemed natural that after graduating from Grants Pass High that I would start my training in a new beauty school that had just opened its doors in Grants Pass.”

June 2014

June 2014

Great Deals at Affordable Home Furnishings

In these trying economic times, any retail business with the name "affordable" in it is playing it smart. And at Affordable Home Furnishings (2185 Spalding Avenue), owner Robby Salazer makes sure that his customers get the best deal possible.
"Our goal is to help our customers find the best furniture or mattress at the best possible price," Robby said. "We are a full-line furniture store carrying Ashley, Coaster and Corsicana, and we are the only authorized Spring Air mattress dealer in southern Oregon. And it would be real hard to beat our prices."
Robby has lived in the Rogue Valley his entire life and graduated from North Valley High School. Sales manager Nik Martin was also born and raised in the Rogue Valley and also attended NVHS.
"I have been in the furniture business for over eight years," Robby said.

may 2014

may 2014

Yoga and More at Sundance Healing Arts

One of the keystones of good health is exercise, and at Sundance Healing Arts (220 SE H), owner Sarah Walendy offers many paths for participants to improve mind, body, and spirit.
"I felt discouraged by the disconnect often seen in traditional gym settings, where the focus of fitness and dance is aesthetics," Sarah said. "The concept of pushing through pain to get result seemed dysfunctional."
Movement has been a source of light for Sarah throughout her life. She studied ballet at an early age and adulthood.
"Moving into fitness was an easy transition for me, and Pilates connected all the dots of postural wellness and optimal kinesthetic function," she said. "But after teaching Pilates in a gym environment for a long time, I began to realize there is more to fitness than well-toned muscles. I shifted my focus to mind and body."

April 2014

April 2014

New Owners and New Look at R-Haus

The R-Haus (2140 Rogue River Hwy), one of the longest-running restaurants in the Rogue Valley, has some new owners who are bringing new energy and life to the establishment. Chris and Virginia Oddo both have extensive restaurant experience, and they met in southern California 18 years ago when they worked for a large country bar. They moved to the Rogue Valley six years ago.
When the oppor-tunity present-ed itself to buy the R-Haus, the Oddos couldn't pass it up. With its large dining room overlooking views of the Rogue River and the expansive, landscaped grounds, the R-Haus has an ambiance that has attracted diners from all over the Rogue Valley since the 1930s and 1940s, when it was the Lacota Lodge, a fishermen's paradise. It was totally remodeled in 1972, when it became a restaurant.

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