2 businesses celebrate grand opening in Albion

Photo by Tom Rivers: Violet Sims, left, and Brandy McKinney celebrate their grand opening today for their businesses. They share space at the Arnold Gregory Office Building at Suite 120-122. Sims is owner of Simply Elegant Nails and More and McKinney owns The Healing Spot.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 July 2022 at 7:57 pm

The Healing Spot, Simply Elegant Nails and More operate out of Arnold Gregory

The Orleans County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the two with a ribbon cutting. Darlene Hartway, right, is the Chamber director. Barry Flansburg, left, represented Assemblyman Steve Hawley and presented the two with citation for the new endeavors.

ALBION – Two Medina residents have teamed to open businesses at the Arnold Gregory Office Building at 243 South main St.

Violet Sims and Brandy McKinney celebrated with a ribbon-cutting today at Suite 120-122. McKinney owns The Healing Spot, offering manicures, pedicures, hair and sugaring (hair removal). She has worked in the cosmetology field for 20 years.

Sims runs Simply Elegant Nails and More with a focus on nails and waxing. Sims is a nail specialist and esthetician. She was working out of a salon in Medina that shut down during the Covid lockdown and didn’t reopen. She has six years of experience.

The two teamed up and last month opened their businesses together at Arnold Gregory.

“We want to bring some funk and more fun into Albion,” Sims said. “We have clients from all over the place.”

The space is decorated with a feather theme.

“That is to relax and get away from things,” Sims said.

The site is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call 585-283-4206 for more information.