La Jolla Business Roundup: Hairdressing salon, Pure Barre studio, Semola restaurant open in the Village
The renewal of spring and the regular re-emergence of COVID-19 restrictions has apparently resulted in businesses in La Jolla, where everything from beauty and fitness businesses to restaurants has opened in recent months.
Hairdressing salon VV
With over 25 years of experience cutting and coloring hair in Europe and cities across the United States, along with a philosophy of “pure perfection”, Violeta Shtaro opened the VV Hair Salon this spring at 1250 Prospect St.
Growing up in Albania, where “no one will give you a dime if you don’t do a good job”, Shtaro made her way through Europe, stopping at salons in Germany and Italy. “In Italian salons, they have an approach to pure perfection,” she says, and took her to a Chicago salon, where she worked for seven years.
“I love my hair. All I want to do is have great hair, ”said Shtaro.
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VV Hair Salon offers cuts, styling, extensions, treatments and various services related to color.
Shtaro said she also enjoys a job that gives her the chance to work with and empower women. “Working with women is my honor. I have become stronger working with other women, ”she said.
Learn more about vvhairsalon.com.
In line with the national growth of the barre form of exercise, La Plaza La Jolla is now home to a Pure Barre studio.
Barre is a low-impact exercise focused on micro-movements intended to produce a leaner, more toned and more flexible body, according to studio owner Mesut Bilgin. “Its impact is so low that it’s the perfect workout for anyone who wants to increase their strength without increasing their mass,” he said.
While looking for a location for his studio, the Australian native said he saw the space in The Village and said “Wow”. It reminded him of Sydney.
“We love the sun, the beach and the community,” Bilgin said. “It all felt natural.”
The studio opened in March at 7863, avenue Girard. An inaugural event is planned for the coming weeks.
For more information call (858) 900-9954 or email [email protected].
The once bustling Prep Kitchen site saw signs of life again when Restaurant Semola opened on May 22 at 7556 Fay Ave.
According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the menu mixes contemporary pasta dishes created by a Michelin-starred chef in Italy, with influences from Argentina, Japan and South Korea and local ingredients.
At the start of last year, the management of the Milano Five Group signed a consulting partnership with Silvio Salmoiraghi, who runs the Michelin-starred Ristorante Acquerello, a modern Italian restaurant located just outside Milan.
The Salmoiraghi team created six homemade pasta dishes for the new Semola.
They include a wood-smoked Milanese-style risotto, a pesto dish with purple gnocchi and sun-dried tomatoes and an amatriciana dish with mint, cherry tomatoes and other surprises.
Learn more about semolapasta.com.
David Malcolm, resident of La Jolla, president of Cal West Apartments Inc., was recently appointed to the board of directors of the National Small Business Association.
NSBA is the nation’s oldest small business advocacy organization, advancing the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, DC
“As a small business owner, I constantly see the importance of being involved and active when it comes to laws and regulations,” said Malcolm. “Joining the NSBA Board of Directors will allow me to carry our collective message to small businesses to the members of Congress who need to hear it the most.
For more information visit nsba.biz.
Coastal real estate specialist Rosamaria Acuña of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties has been named by the Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association as its 2020 Agent of the Year.
The honor is bestowed annually on an agent who exemplifies service excellence and professional standards in the real estate industry and within the Point Loma-Ocean Beach community.
“Rosamaria is dedicated to providing our customers with superior personalized service by providing the latest innovations in marketing and technology to facilitate every transaction,” said Nicki Marcellino, vice president and regional manager for San Diego of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
Acuña can be reached at (619) 890-2828 or [email protected].
Tech company raises $ 50 million
CMX, a La Jolla software company that helps major food brands like Burger King and Chick-fil-A manage risk, safety and quality compliance for their operations and supply chains, has lifted $ 50 million in Series A venture capital funding, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The company, founded in 2009, plans to use Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital’s capital investment to accelerate its growth, adding up to 20 workers to its current workforce of 38 over the next 18 months or so. CMX is at 4180 La Jolla Village Drive.
Free rental of oceanic recreation for vaccinated people
Everyday California ocean recreation dealership offers free paddleboard, surfboard, and snorkel rentals Monday through Thursday, plus 20% off clothing online and in-store, through Monday, June 14, for kids. people vaccinated against COVID-19.
Customers must book their rentals online with the promo code “vaccine” and present their vaccination card on arrival.
For clothing purchases, customers can show their vaccination card in-store or apply promotional code “VAX20” online at checkout. Both offers are limited to one use per customer.
Daily California is at 2261 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores.
If you have news of business openings (or closings) in La Jolla or other business news to share, please send them to Ashley Mackin-Solomon at [email protected] ◆