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Story last updated at 1:38 PM on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Familiar businesses open in new locations

By McKibben Jackinsky

Staff writer

It is amazing how the end of winter, beginning of summer and a little sunshine can make things feel brand new. Then again, so can a new address. The following Homer businesses have taken advantage of the change of seasons to put a new face on things by changing location, having more than one location, increasing menu selections and providing new services.


Boss Hoggz

Former location: Thompson's Boardwalk

New location: On the Sterling Highway, next door to Petro Express

Phone: 235-5555

Hours: Open Sunday-Saturday

Breakfast: Starts at 6 a.m.

Lunch: Starts at 11 a.m.

Newest item on the menu: Candy bar burger

Owner Jimmy Lower has moved his Spit eatery into town, settling in beside Petro Express. He has added breakfast options to the menu, with breakfast served beginning at 6 a.m. Lunch starts at 11a.m. and goes until 7 p.m. or "the food sells out," said Lower. The newest item on Boss Hoggz menu: a candy bar burger. Don't forget to check out the walls of fame and shame.

Damselfly Salon

Former location: 604 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite 110

New location: 126 W. Pioneer Ave., Suite 9

Phone: 235-4805

Hours: Open by appointment only between the hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday

Moving from the ground floor on the corner of East Pioneer Avenue and Heath Street, Damselfly Salon is now perched on the second floor of the Hillas Building with a front-row seat on East Pioneer Avenue action. Jennifer (Prince) Leggett and Molly Montgomery offer hair coloring, cuts, eyebrow waxing and perms. The shop is open by appointment only, so call ahead to schedule time with a stylist.

Mañana Print

Former location: 601 E. Pioneer Ave.

New location: 126 W. Pioneer Ave., Suite 10

Second location: Glacier Boardwalk on the Spit

Phone: 235-3233

Email: mananaprint@hotmail.com

Hours at West Pioneer location: Call or email.

Hours at Glacier Boardwalk location: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Saturday

Long-time business partners Pat Keenan and Judd Snyder are going for a double-header. Not only have they moved their year-round location to the second floor of the Hillas Building on West Pioneer Avenue, they also have opened a summertime shop on the Spit.

In-town hours are determined by public demand, so it's best to call or email. As the sign on the door says, they're open most days by 9 or 10, closed by 5:30 or 6, "except when I'm someplace else, but I should be here then, too."

Spit hours are more definite: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week.


Photo Depot

Former location: 601 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite 123

New location: 378 E. Pioneer, Suite 3

Phone: 299-1112

Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; Noon-6 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday

When Karen Garvey purchased Eagle Eye Photo earlier this year, she changed the name to Photo Depot. Now she's changed location, moving the business a few blocks to the west. In addition to settling into the new address, Garvey and her staff also are preparing to add some new services to better serve Homer's needs: an engraving shop for trophies and wall plaques and a wide-format printer for banners and printing on canvas.


T&T Toyo Service

Former location: 111 W. Pioneer Ave.

New location: 126 W. Pioneer Ave., Suite 6

Phone: 235-8696 (-TOYO)

Cell: 299-8696

Email: tandttoya@yahoo.com

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

It was a short move for co-owners Tony Day and John Thomas to relocate T&T Toyo Service from one side of West Pioneer Avenue to a ground-floor suite in the Hillas Building, just across the street. Day and Thomas do maintenance and repair of Toyo diesel-fired water heaters and stoves. They charge a $200 flat rate plus parts for full rebuilds. Service calls sometimes take them away from their base of operations, so you might want to call or email ahead of time.