Bakken Auto Spa moved into the fourth unit of the 100 First St. N.E. building in Mandan that used to house Hirsch Floral.
Owner Robert Rodriguez offers cleaning and detailing of vehicle interiors and exteriors, as well as paint corrections, headlight and vinyl restoration, odor removal and protective ceramic coating. He has more than 18 years of experience.
For more information, call 701-425-9245.
Jennifer Reinholt downsized her Express Yourself Salon and Spa, moving into the 200 Collins Ave. unit three of the former Hirsch Floral building.
In addition to salon services, massage therapist Michaela Knudson is there to offer deep tissue, hot stone and Gua Sha massages.
Finally, the owners of Interior Therapy-Home Decor and More have opened a new store in the building.
John and Lenora Haag’s store will feature a mix of vintage and new home decor plus some boutique items. They also carry recycled canvas handbags and accessories.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Starion goes solar
Starion Bank has installed solar panels to help power its branch on the corner of North Washington Street and Century Avenue.
The panels are expected to generate about 50 percent of the 5,500-square-foot building’s power and, on days the bank is closed and not using power, some of the electricity produced will go back into the grid, President Arnie Strebe said.
Starion continues to implement sustainable initiatives in its buildings as it constructs new and remodels, according to Strebe. The panels will help reduce emissions the equivalent of driving four vehicles per year.
Strebe also said the business expects to realize $3,000 in savings annually, taking roughly a decade to pay back the investment.
North Dakota has a daily average of 4.5 hours of sunlight, equivalent to sunlight in Florida.
“I wasn't aware we had so much sun in North Dakota,” Strebe said.
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