The Get Fit, Leah Marie Salon expand

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Susanne Albrecht recently purchased the former Avera De Smet Clinic building on 2nd Street. The building is connected to another building she owns that presently houses the Get Fit fitness center and the Leah Marie Salon.


The additional space is allowing both businesses to undergo a major renovation and expansion. The beauty salon and fitness center will both double in size.


Previously, the only access to the salon was through the fitness center. When renovations are complete, each business will have a separate entrance.


A concrete wall between the former clinic and The Get Fit has been knocked out to give the fitness center more room, and the wall that once divided the salon and fitness center is being moved to expand the salon area.


“It’s a work in progress,” Albrecht said. Jerry Bunker’s construction company of Arlington is doing the renovation work, and Kingsbury Electric of De Smet is doing the rewiring.


Once renovations are complete, The Get Fit will once again be open 24/7 with key-card access. Until then, the fitness center is open only during regular office hours, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday The salon is still open for business as usual.


“They were only closed one day, when the city had the water shut off,” Albrecht said, “And it worked well because that was the same day the concrete wall came down.”


Presently two stylists, Denae Ward and Arielle Miller, operate at the salon. Following the expansion, the salon, which offers hair and nail services, will have two pedicure chairs and stations for four stylists.


Some of the additions to The Get Fit include more weights and other equipment, a locker room and padded flooring in the workout area


“It’s been kind of fun,” Albrecht said of the expansion project. She hopes to have the work complete sometime in October.


Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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