One is a new store and one is in a new location, but the two stores on Souderton-Telford Main Street, where ceremonial tapes were performed on July 23, each have deep roots in the community.
Before opening Salon Sarai in the freight house of the former Telford train station in early June, owner Rebecca Kolb worked at Duane’s Hair Designs in Souderton for 12 years. Coventry Chiropractic Rehab Center moved to Main Street in Souderton earlier this year, but previously had offices at Genesis Fitness Center in Harleysville for 10 years and previously at Souderton Genesis for six and a half years, said owner Dr. Vince Gelezinsky.
Various services are offered at her hair salon, but there is one particular feature that stands out in particular, Kolb said.
“We do cuts, colors, perms, waxing the face, pampering,” she said. “Pampering is our specialty.”
Kolb, who now lives in Lansdale, said she moved there last year after living across from the Telford freight house. When Lori Leaman, who ran Marvelous Mealz in the cargo house, said she was moving (to Main Street, Souderton, where the name changed to Relish Homemade Food Co.), Kolb decided to open Salon Sarai in the cargo house.
“I love the building, the historical aspect of the building,” said Kolb. “The parking is fantastic.”
Souderton architect Mark Henry and Stutzman Home Improvements, Perkasie, did the design and construction to turn the building into the Salon Sarai, she said.
She and Amanda Kiser are the two stylists at Salon Sarai, Kolb said.
Salon Sarai at 131 Penn Ave., Telford, is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sundays closed on Mondays.
“Telford welcomes you,” said Mayor David Snook as he cut the tape. “I wish you success.”
Gelezinsky said the street presence and historic restoration work in the area were two of the reasons that led to his decision to move to 220 N. Main St. in Souderton.
The rehabilitation services offered for chiropractic care include adjustments to the spine, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, stretching, post-exercise rehabilitation, nutritional and nutritional advice, and ergonomic advice.
“We treat the body as a whole,” said Gelezinsky.
“Chiropractic has become the world’s largest drug-free health care profession,” said a brochure on chiropractic in Coventry, which also said, “Maintaining good health is far superior to treating disease.”
“We always try to find the source of the problem in order to fix it in the future,” said Gelezinsky.
Coventry Chiropractic has six employees in addition to itself, he said.
The office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Additional appointment times are possible by arrangement.
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