Pacifica in Italian means “peaceful,” noted Michele Radeke when describing the atmosphere of her Pacifica Spa Studio in downtown Ramona.
Offering classic and therapeutic spa facials, customized back and body treatments, waxing and different massage techniques, Pacifica Spa is nearing its one-year anniversary.
Radeke, a massage therapist, said, “It’s just always been a dream to have my own business.”
Computers aren’t intelligent—they only think they are, said Terry Koehl, owner of AccuTech Support in Ramona.
When your computer seems to take on a mind of its own or breaks, it can be a very frustrating and time-consuming experience to return the computer back to its correct state, said Koehl, who recently opened his doors for business in Ramona.
Like so many Ramona residents, welder Justin Humbert saw his work slump off in the bad economy. Though he could have chosen to dwell on the negative, the 37-year-old instead focused his attention on opening Just-N-Time Deli in the Albertsons Shopping Center.
“I grew up in the restaurant industry and just happened to get the opportunity to go to welding school about 12 years ago and did that and got a job in
Southern California Wine Co., a family-owned business, celebrated the grand opening of its wine and beer bar in the Ramona Business Barn last weekend.
Nathan Marsh, his wife, Sandy, and son, Garrett, own and operate the Southern California Wine Co., specializing in local wines and beers.
“Most of our wines are from Ramona,” said Nathan Marsh.
Family ties are important to the mother/daughter business duo at Ramona Tan.
“At any given moment we have four generations in this salon working,” said Venetia Farmer, co-owner and cosmetologist at Ramona Tan.
“I like the convenience of having a family-owned business,” said her daughter and business partner, Onaletia Petersen.
Books! Books! Books! is back.
The used bookstore that once occupied a space by the Old Ramona Hotel Gallery is again at 835 Main St., but in the rear of the parking area. Like the previous bookstore, it is stocked with thousands of books.
The new owners of Stars Petroleum Inc. in Ramona say they have revamped the business and are hoping residents will stop by and give the gas station a try.
They also want the word out that former owner James Kurtenbach has absolutely no involvement in the business.
“It has nothing to do with him anymore,” said Terri Kjonegaard, who owns the station with her husband, Tim.
Between window treatments and flooring, the owners of a new little shop in downtown Ramona say they have those items covered.
Candace Regel and Mike Agha opened The Blinds Spot and Regal Floors on Oct. 1 at 707 Main St., just two months after Ramona Interiors moved out of that space.
Kountry Kitchen owners Mike and Theresa Adams have strived to create an atmosphere that will make their customers feel right at home.
And many customers do. Regular customers come in every morning to the downtown Ramona restaurant, grabbing their initialed coffee mug, said Theresa.
Kountry Kitchen’s array of coffee mugs, each with a different design, is a hallmark of the eatery, one that was carried over after the Adamses purchased the
A family that has operated Little Caesars pizza franchises throughout California has opened one at 1853 Main St. in the Kmart shopping center.
“My family has been franchisees of Little Caesars for 25 years and I’ve been working for them since 13 years old,” said Andrew Feghali, who operates the Ramona store with his uncle, Eli Feghali.
This is the fourth store the two partners operate. They also have franchises in Lakeside, La Mesa and Santee.