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MedExpress set to open new Huntington location

Aug. 01, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

This fall, MedExpress is planning to open a new location in the space where Stewarts Original Hot Dogs just closed at the corner of 1st Street and Adams Avenue. A company spokesperson confirmed that the business is planning to open at the site, but did not have any further details to release at this time.

MedExpress, which has a facility on U.S. 60 in Huntington and just opened a new center in Teays Valley, is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. It's a full-service health care facility that treats illnesses and injuries, offers preventative services such as screenings, flu shots and sports physicals, and performs X-rays, labs and stitches.

Stewarts will continue to operate its restaurants on 5th Avenue in Huntington, as well as Kenova and Ashland, and its online business.

BRIDGET'S DANCE ACADEMY: Bridget's Dance Academy is moving from its location at 137 8th Ave. into the building formerly occupied by Blockbuster, at the corner of 8th Avenue and 10th Street.

It's currently under renovation with hopes to open the first week of September, said owner Bridget Watters Rowsey.

Registration is scheduled in the new building from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12-13, she said.

The dance academy has been in business for three years and offers jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, lyrical, contemporary, acro-tumble, and boys' hip hop for students age 2 up through college. There also are some adult classes, including Zumba and aerobic classes, said Rowsey, who is the coach for Marshall University's dance team.

Bridget's has competition teams that have won regional competitions and are getting ready to dance at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Fla., next week.

"We are so excited about how big (the new facility) is -- triple the size of our old location," she said. "There will be room for kids to move around and dance, and hopefully we'll continue to grow in the new space."

To learn more about Bridget's, visit its Facebook page or website at www.bridgetsdanceacademy.com, or call 304-412-2829.

PETCO: Now located on the lower level of the Merritt Creek Shopping Center, PETCO is moving into a larger space now under construction between Target and Office Depot.

Candor Construction is the contractor on the project, which is now under roof and has workers from State Electric and Cadco Heating and Cooling doing some work on the property. Management at the Barboursville PETCO store declined comment on the target completion date of the project.

BOW LOVE: Bow Love opens Thursday, Aug. 1, at 905 4th Ave., in the space formerly occupied by Richard's Hallmark.

Hours are 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday. The first 50 people in the door will receive a coupon to be used on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the store's grand opening.

Owned by Misty Olin, the boutique sells hair bows and other accessories for girls, as well as some clothing. It will offer free story hour events at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month, and at 4 p.m. on the third Monday of every month. Reservations are requested by calling 304-437-7155.

Please send business news items to Jean Tarbett Hardiman at jeant@herald-dispatch.com.