Bodies in Balance future looks strongThe future for Two Harbors’ business Bodies in Balance is no longer uncertain.
By: Matt Suoja, Lake County News Chronicle
The future for Two Harbors’ business Bodies in Balance is no longer uncertain.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently at its future site just south of Two Harbors Auto Body.
“It’s a motivational piece for future growth of the community,” said City Councilor Jason Kuettel.
He noted there were still two vacant city-owned lots on the property that could also lead to future business development.
“If you build it, they will come,” Kuettel quipped.
County Commissioner Paul Bergman agreed.
“I am pleased to see a movement pushing business projects through,” he said.
A grant, from the Iron Range Resources Public Works Infrastructure Program, will provide $100,000 for the infrastructure to accommodate Bodies in Balance’s new building.
Amy Poe, the owner of the business, said the relocation would not be possible without the help.
Poe had previously been in a dispute with the North Shore Business Enterprise Center, where her business is currently located, over how long she could continue to rent there while pursuing building a new facility. She signed a lease that stopped eviction proceedings in March.
Bad feelings, apparently prompted by a land sale agreement that fell through, prompted the Two Harbors City Council to intervene to see a deal through.
Now a new-old business is on the horizon which focuses on spiritual and physical health.
Poe said she hopes to be relocated by August and that everything will be completely finished by September.
She said her family, the city council and board of commissioners, along with other groups, had been instrumental in making her business possible at the new location.