Merchants Thrive On Historic Main Street


The following businesses opened on Main Street during the past year:

Abigail's Antiques

Abigail's opened Feb. 1, 2004, in the location previously occupied by Alice's Thrift Boutique next to the fire station. Owner Kathy Fugate, who also owns an antique store in Pine, offers items including "shabby chic" furniture, Victorian, candles, trinkets and treasures. Abigail's is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Phone: (928) 474-2886.

Body Elegance Day Spa

Located in the historic Wilbanks house at 500 W. Main Street, the facility has been completely restored to offer clientele an elegant but relaxing Victorian atmosphere. Owner Shelley Wayland maintains a staff of six that includes two nail technicians, two massage therapists, a hair stylist and an esthetician. In addition to spa pedicures, they offer manicures, gel overlays, full-body massages, hot-rock massages, facials, haircuts and hair coloring. Phone: (928) 474-2440.

Dr. Christina Keszler, Chiropractor

Dr. Keszler took over Sunrise Chiropractic in mid-December. Originally from Iowa, she became a chiropractor after working 12 years as a massage therapist, primarily for professional and Olympic athletes.

"We offer all sorts of modalities, including muscle stimulation, heat, and ultrasound, plus rehabilitative programs and massage therapy," Keszler said.

Watch for a new name coming soon to replace Sunrise. Phone: (928) 474-2820.

Garden of Eden Reflexology and Skin Care

Women are predominant at this new Main Street business which incorporates reflexology, acupressure, massage, aromatherapy and more.

"Everything is related," owner Gladys Moreno said. "We have all your essential oils. Then we have carrier oils, which is your regular almond, grape seed, all the diluted oils."

Moreno even has her own skin care line.

"Basically it's a lot of balms and salves, and they're all herbal because I studied herbology. They're all organic, everything's natural. They're for everything from aches and pains to having an emollient for your skin."

Garden of Eden also carries handmade herbal soaps, a selection of teas, books, incense, natural perfumes, jewelry and much more. A tour of the rest of the business, which opened Nov. 7, reveals areas for corporate-chair massage, full-body massage, hot-stone therapy and reflexology.

Garden of Eden is located at 501 W. Main St., Suite C. Phone: (928) 474-3220.

Main Street Animal Clinic

Dr. Jacque Rosholm's clinic, located at 411 W. Main Street, offers a full range of veterinary services at low cost.

"There was a need for high-quality care at a low cost for residents on fixed incomes," she said. "They deserve their pets and their pets deserve good care, so I decided to come out of retirement and open shop."

The 3,000-square-foot clinic has three exam rooms, a surgical suite and a sizable reception area.

"We have the latest equipment available," Rosholm said. "We can do complete in-house blood work and full dental care. We have the best anesthesia machines available."

Phone: (928) 474-9292.

Super Carniceria F-G

It's the colorful piñatas that stand out when you first enter Super Carniceria F-G at 501 W. Main Street. Dozens hang from the ceiling at the rear of one of Main Street's newest businesses, and owner Santiago Fajardo also carries the authentic Mexican candies and toys with which to fill them.

Super Carniceria F-G is also stocked with an extensive line of Mexican foods, including pastas, rices, hot sauces, herbs, spices, chile peppers, and soft drinks (in orange and strawberry flavors).

Fajardo also carries fresh tortillas, which often sell out early in the day, fresh Mexican bread and pastries, and fresh Mexican cheese. You'll also find a variety of old Mexican remedies, gift items and small toys, cake decorations, party favors, Mexican greeting cards, and cooking utensils, including an authentic tortilla press.

Phone: (928) 472-7472.

Wants and Wishes

At this quaint shop, located in a historic house at the west end of Main Street, you'll find an intriguing variety of giftware, antiques, clothes and collectibles.

"Our slogan is, ‘When the ordinary simply will not do,'" owner Linda Lessard said. "There is nothing ordinary or predictable about this store. The name was perfect because of our large variety of merchandise."

Stop by at 705 W. Main Street. Phone: (928) 468-8767.

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