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Local businesses on the move

Aug. 22, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

There are a number of announcements this week about businesses that are either relocating or expanding to new addresses.

BULLDOG CREATIVE SERVICES: Having outgrown its former offices in the Heinz Building, Bulldog Creative Services is now located at 1400 Commerce Ave. in Huntington. That street is located near the Ohio River between 14th and 15th streets. The advertising and design agency says it also will soon launch a refreshed website.

BARNES AGENCY: Jeff Barnes of The Barnes Agency in Teays Valley spoke to the Huntington Rotary Club on Monday about his plans to open a new office in Huntington, located across from Pullman Square near the site of Marshall University's new College of Arts and Media Building, now under construction in the former Stone & Thomas building. He told the Chamber of Commerce earlier this summer that he's eager for his marketing and public relations firm to get involved with the university and provide internships for Marshall students.

PLUMBERS AND PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 521: The local pipefitters union has moved from 2584 Guyan Ave. to 137 5th Ave., formerly the Gemstone pawn shop. Rubberlite bought the union's old building, and the pipefitters moved last month, said Eddie Mullins, business manager for the union.

"It suits our needs and it's a good location right on 5th Avenue," he said. "We like it here."

HUDDLESTON BOLEN: The old Wendy's building in downtown Huntington is now serving as a file office for Huddleston Bolen law firm. The renovation project is in the works and shelving is going up right now.

PROFESSIONAL ELECTROLYSIS CENTER: Judy Lafferty, owner of the Professional Electrolysis Center in Huntington for the past 30 years, has sold the practice to Jennifer Radcliff of Huntington. The business also has relocated to newly remodeled retail facilities at 624 8th St. in Huntington, with free parking at the rear of the building. Jennifer Radcliff, wife of local developer Shane Radcliff, has been working with Lafferty for several months on transitioning the practice after Lafferty's full retirement. For more information about Professional Electrolysis Center, call 304-529-1922.

LADIES PLUS CONSIGNMENT: Ladies Plus Consignment in Milton is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Located at 1800 U.S. 60, the shop was founded in 2003 by the late Connie Johnson Carter and today is owned by Sue Benedict. The shop carries clothes, shoes, scrubs, handbags, jewelry and accessories. It aims to provide affordable clothing for women of all sizes, carrying sizes 4 to 5X.

It's hosting a celebration Saturday, Aug. 31, with cake, refreshments and door prizes. It can be reached at 304-743-9300.

KROGER: Gas pumps are under construction at the Kroger store at 7th Avenue and 1st Street. No word yet on when they will be completed. Kroger's fuel program allows shoppers to earn fuel points with their purchases of groceries, gift cards and prescriptions that can be redeemed for money off their gasoline purchases.

OCEAN NAILS & SPA: Across 1st Street from Kroger, Thang "Kay" Lu has opened a new nail salon, Ocean Nails & Spa, at 127 7th Ave. It's next to Fruth Pharmacy and offers manicures, pedicures waxes and more. The salon can be reached at 304-523-8545.

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