Biz Buzz: Hobby Lobby officially opens in Island Walk, among other business news

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Biz Buzz: Hobby Lobby officially opens in Island Walk, among other business news

Hobby Lobby officially opened its doors to the public after a ribbon-cutting grand opening celebration on Monday morning on Aug. 1, at its location at 250 Palm Coast Parkway NE, Unit 1100.

The new 46,000-square-foot retail facility is located on the left of Hallmark in the Island Walk Shopping Center.

Artie G. is punching through Parkinson’s in new facility

Personal trainer Artie Gardella or “Artie G” has moved to Just Train Fitness located at 5 Utility Drive. Gardella offers private training sessions at Just Train – or in the client’s home – and focuses on those with Parkinson’s disease.

“I am passionate about working with people who have Parkinson’s,” Gardella said, “to help them maintain the ability to perform activities of daily living.”

Research from the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that people with Parkinson’s who exercise a minimum of 2.5 hours a week experience a slowed decline in quality of life, and that establishing early exercise habits is an essential part of overall disease management.

He can be reached at 931-3485 or online at

Aesthetic Studio to Donate Five Percent of Sales to Local Charity

For the months of July and August, Ashley Whisenant, owner of the Palm Coast’s Aesthetic Studio will be donating 5% of her profits to Flagler County-based charity Christmas Come True.

Whisenant chose Christmas Come True as her target charity because of its dedication to helping local families in need, particularly at Christmas time when poverty becomes even more apparent. One of the appeals to Whisenant of Christmas Come True is that it not only provides children food and gifts from Santa, but it gives parents the satisfaction of knowing their children are being cared for during this special time of year.

The Aesthetic Studio is located at 399 Palm Coast Parkway SW, Suite 5 in West Point Plaza. Call 449-9564.

M. Louis Salon and the Beauty Factor Spa welcomes former ‘Best Therapist’

The M. Louis Hair and Nail Salon and The Beauty Factor Spa recently welcomed to its team Roslyn Turner and Lindsey Fitzpatrick.

Turner recently relocated to Palm Coast from St. Croix, Virgin Islands, where she was voted Best Massage Therapist of 2011. The salon and spa is located at 10 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite 103 and 104. Call 445-1338.


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