Business Buzz: Allie Ooop Studio to move locations
Allie Craig, owner of Allie Ooop Studio, recently purchased a building on Victory Way where she will relocate her current business come August.
Allie opened her studio in 2006 at 406 Yampa Ave., less than a year after graduating from cosmetology school at Colorado Northwestern Community College. After nearly 10 years of renting the building for her business, Craig said that it is time to move forward.
“My 10-year goal was to step up and own my own building,” she said.
The new location is at 33 W. Victory Way and owner Allie Craig is excited for the change.
“It feels amazing,” Craig said. “This is a dream for me.”
The studio’s steady stream of clients made achieving her goal not only possible, but necessary.
“I am booked 6 to 8 weeks out,” she said.
Craig plans to expand her customer base in her new building. To do so, she has hired Christie Jeffcoat who has helped serve clients with Craig in the past. The change in location will boost the studio’s available square footage from 497 square feet to 1,875 square feet, and Craig plans to use the increased space to expand the products and services she offers to customers.
Allie Ooop Studio currently offers hair, nails, waxing and piercing services. At her new location, Craig plans to also offer tanning, pedicures and body waxing. She hopes also to upgrade and increase the cosmetology products available for customers to purchase.
The studio’s new location will open on Aug. 15 — at the latest — and the current location will remain open until that time. The studio’s hours still will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DBA is looking for participants for its Upcycle contest
Craig’s Downtown Business Association is planning another Upcycle contest where community members create new items from recycled material.
The DBA seeks teams of two to five people or business groups to compete in this year’s contest that will commence on Sept. 19 at Alice Pleasants Park along Yampa Avenue.
There are two parts to the Upcycle contests — one where participants can enter an item they made out of recycled material, and the other is a team competition called the Junque Box Build off where teams will have an hour and 15 minutes to make something out of a pile of miscellaneous items.
Teams have to pay a $5 entry fee as do those who want to enter a recycled item.
To enter the contest, contact Karen Brown at the Community Budget Center at 970-824-7898.
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