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Comings

Sheryl Grunde, a certified yoga teacher, licensed massage therapist and certified doula, has started her own business called Honoring the Mother. Through her new business, Grunde, who has been teaching prenatal and baby yoga classes since 2002, is combining and expanding the services she offers. She used to teach at the Yoga Sanctuary and is now teaching at the Studio and Hidden Springs Wellness Center. For more information call 951-7474, log on to www.honoringthemother.com and see the Yoga Sanctuary entry.

Susan Powell, the former chef and owner of Pilaf, which closed last November, has started a new business called Soup & Supper. Powell operates the business from the catering and wholesale kitchen at Global Pantry, which she also owns. Soup & Supper members receive a pre-made casserole and vegetables several times per week that they can cook at home. For more information call 488-4433 or e-mail honcha@globalpantry.com.

Goings

The Yoga Sanctuary at 340 A St., suite 7, closed in December. The owner Cinde Gargert, who opened the Yoga Sanctuary in 2002, plans to start teaching yoga classes in March at the Studio, 217 Fourth St. For more information log on to thestudioashlandor.com and see Honoring the Mother entry.

Of Interest

JeanneLouise Vintage, a clothing store at 296 E. Main St., is for sale and the price for the business was lowered in December to $90,000. The business, owned by Louise McCullom and Jeanne Legrand, was originally put up for sale in June 2008 for $179,000, McCullom said. The store, which opened at its present location in 2003, sells women's vintage and new clothing. The business is still profitable but the owners want to pursue other interests, McCullom said.

Last November Wildman Design Inc., a company based in Malibu, Calif., bought Ashland Motel LLC, said Salim Radi, the general manager of the motel. The company, which plans to keep the name of the motel the same, has already begun renovating the 1145 Siskiyou Blvd. property, Radi said. For more information call 482-2561 or log on to ashlandmotel.com.

The California Public Utilities Commission recently certified Eshbach Consulting LLC as a "Woman-owned Business Enterprise." California utility companies are required to participate in the WMBE program and to contract with businesses owned by women or minorities, according to Eshbach Consulting. Shirley Eshbach, a utility contracts specialist, founded the company in Ashland in 2005. For more information call 488-0423 or log on to www.eshbachconsulting.com.

— By Hannah Guzik

If you know of any Ashland businesses that have just opened or closed, contact staff writer Hannah Guzik at 482-3456 ext. 226 or hguzik@dailytidings.com.