Best Wishes to New Businesses

New businesses arrived in Victoria in 2010 and beckoned us toward the future with them.  A changing landscape is not unusual for Victoria, especially in these last 15 to 20 years during which time Victoria became a moving city — a forward moving city.

The Parlour opened in Victoria on the second floor of the Notermann Building in November 2010.  Full name of the new business is “The Parlour Salon and Spa,” and its owners are Beth Zimmerman, left, and Michelle Lewin.  They are excited to do their own thing in Victoria, having worked several years in the business and in the area.  The full service salon does hair, skincare, nails, and massage.  They’re open Mon. through Sat. and Sundays by appointment.  They invite people to visit

Sir Knight Cleaners opened on the first floor of the Clocktower Building in Victoria in March of 2010.  Their four other locations include Minnetonka, Tonka Bay, Mound, and Glen Lake.  Owner is Gary Radziej.  That’s his daughter Brooke in the photo.  Sir Knight Cleaners is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lakeshore Chiropractic opened on the second floor of the Clocktower Building in December of 2010.  Owner Susan Lecy, above, and her family are residents of Carver.  Dr. Lecy started her business in Wisconsin in 1992 and has another practice in Belle Plaine.  Lakeshore Chiropractic is open five days a week and Saturday mornings.

Alphabet Junction opened in the Notermann Building in March 2010 where it occupies much of the main level and all of the lower level of the building.  It is a full childcare center and preschool program licensed for 115 children, offering care to school age children up to age 10 as well.  In business since 1999, owners Amber Hanus of Excelsior and Janelle Plaisted of Prior Lake also have Alphabet Junction facilities in Waconia and Chaska.  Pictured above is Maria Bernier, Assistant Director at the Victoria location. 

Crossroads Liquor opened in the Fresh Seasons Building in August of 2010.  It’s a full service bottle shop with a wide variety of liquor, beer, and wine.  Owners are Cindy Poppitz, above, and Paul Schindler, both of Chaska.  They also own Crossroads Liquor in Shakopee these past 11 years.

State Farm Insurance opened on the second floor of the Clocktower Building in April of 2010, having moved from the Notermann Building.  Andrew Schultz (above) has been in business three years and is getting married in February 2011.  His office is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5.

The Hanger (left) opened toward the end of 2009, got going well in 2010, and now has over 600 consigners offering pre-teen through trendy adult clothes and other items.  Pictured are Heide Rohe, left, sales associate and consignor, and Rena Hall, co-owner.  The shop is open on the first floor of the Notermann Building from Tuesday through Sunday.