StettlerLocal.com February 25, 2021 @ 9:15am
Currently located on the top floor of the historic 50th Avenue building above the H&R Block Offices, PatchouliMint Spa owner Julie Mack is getting ready to move into a different historic building on Main Street.
Mack purchased the Pfieffer’s House of Music building located between Stettler Denture Clinic and The Brick and has already begun renovations. Mack, a licensed massage therapist, says she is excited about the move. Her current location is functional, but they are looking forward to the larger space, and plans to add on to the already extensive list of services the spa currently provides.
When she setup shop in her current space she had 4 people working. Currently, she has a staff of nine who work on somewhat of a rotation which allows them to keep from getting too crowded in the space.
A Main Street icon since 1967, the Pfeiffer House of Music building is actually 2 stores that were merged into one in the early 80’s. Mack's new plan for the space includes several private rooms for the staff members and each room will have it’s own sink for the attendant and be properly equipped for their particular services. The front counter that served the Pfieffer’s for many years will also be the new business’ reception desk.
In addition to the expanded space and staff, Patchouli Mint Spa will also be able to offer added services such as a steam room with body treatments classifying them as a full “Day Spa”. They will also be licensed.
As for COVID restrictions Mack says they’ve been rather lucky. They were shut down for a few months at the beginning but have been able to operate fairly steadily since. Their staff and customers wear masks and they see people by appointment only. Mack credits a surge in the shop local mentality for helping her business do well in these troubled times, calling herself fortunate to live in such a supportive community that has pulled together for local businesses the best they can.
Brook Doan and his team cautiously removed the 54 year old sign from the building with Scott Pfieffer looking on.
“It is a bit surreal.” - Scott Pfeiffer
He regards it as a mix of feelings watching the sign come down. Pfeiffer says he is certain his father, Ken Pfieffer, would be more emotional if he were there. He says he understands that it is time for a new chapter and is glad the building is in good shape, and that the new owners have exciting plans for its future.
Pfeiffer also stated that he is happy that the Stettler Museum has agreed to take the sign.
Carson Ellis, Reporter