TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Jul. 21, 2009 at 3:05pm

A New Downtown Merchant

On my way to the office this morning, two people were installing a sign above a storefront near 9th and Pacific downtown. While out on a walk at lunch, I noticed the installation was complete . . .

Xcellence Salon & Spa is moving in . . .

If you are familiar with this part of downtown Tacoma (114 S. 9th St. -- around the corner from Hal Of A Sub), four empty storefronts have defined this half-block stretch between Pac Ave and Court A for a long time (the last merchant I can recall in one of these spaces was a shoe store owner several years ago). Downtown's north end could always use another merchant.

One more thing: visitors to Xcellence Salon & Spa will have a straight-ahead view of The Headliners Salon & Studio right across the street . . .

Welcome to the neighborhood.

comments [10]  |  posted under Downtown, Merchants, Pac Ave


by morgan on 7/21/2009 @ 3:19pm
Great to see some more spas opening up. They will fulfill a much needed service for Tacoma.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 7/21/2009 @ 6:59pm
and we need do dog spas too, yeah, that's the ticket. can't go wrong with another spa. spa, coffee, spa, coffee. i've seen our economic future.

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook on 7/21/2009 @ 7:12pm
@Crenshaw -- I came this close to titling this post 'The Great Hair Wars of Downtown Tacoma'

by L.S.Erhardt on 7/21/2009 @ 8:19pm
I think the most successful business would be the one-stop kind of shop. That in mind, I present to you:

Bailpawn: your one stop bail bonds/pawn shop. Everything you need to get out of jail!

by morgan on 7/21/2009 @ 9:17pm
TOT: can you get your hair done while you wait? And drink espresso coffee?

by Dave_L on 7/21/2009 @ 9:31pm
Grounds for..._____

by Mofo from the Hood on 7/21/2009 @ 9:56pm

Bus Peepolz

Saloon and Cigarette Den

"Not Just for Transit Center Transients"

by L.S.Erhardt on 7/22/2009 @ 5:51pm
Why don't we have some manner of off-the-wall space novelty shops?
I'm thinking of stuff along the lines of Greenwood Space Travel Supply in Seattle... it's a fun, creative front for a creative writing group.

I'd totally patronize that place.

by NineInchNachos on 7/22/2009 @ 6:47pm
see y'all at the CLAW open Swim tonight 7:30 at MANDOLIN. Bring sketch books and art supplies!

by fredo on 7/22/2009 @ 8:25pm
Well a spa is better than another empty storefront. These businesses try to make women who look like Ma Kettle think they're Mischa Barton for an hour. And for the very reasonable price of only $60 (plus tip).


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