A quaint coffee shop will serve a variety of caffeinated beverages, smoothies and protein shakes. People who want a little color in their lives can either choose to spend time tanning or browse among the selection of plants and event flowers for sale. For the individual who is in search of a unique gift (whether it’s for themselves or someone else), there will be any number of different items available for purchase. And for those people who are in need of some relaxation or pampering, there’s rentable space where massages and manicures/pedicures will be available by appointment.
The idea of owning her own business has been a long time dream of hers, as well, especially a business where she could apply her passion for working out and fitness. However, in order to be successful, Chelsea knew the fitness center would have to be supplemented with other products and services that people would find of value. She decided to do what simply made the most sense: start a business that incorporated all of her passions under one roof.
In retrospect, Chelsea admits that there were times she had her doubts about whether or not she was going to be able to carry through as she hoped. Almost immediately upon moving here, she started looking for property that might be available on Maine Street, but everyone she talked to turned her down. It wasn’t until the building’s previous owner offered to sell the building did she realize her dream might truly be within her grasp. “And, boy, did we pounce on it,” she says with a laugh. “We didn’t have to think twice.”
Once things got into motion, the realization of the dream was especially fulfilling as she was able to share the experience with her mother-in-law. “I’m so blessed with a mother-in-law who shares many of my same interests,” she says. And so, Chelsea and Cathy did what business partners typically do: they set out to transform the property into what they envisioned it could be. From Maine Street, passersby can see the façade facelift complete with more energy efficient windows, new exterior lights, garage door and fresh paint. Meanwhile, the interior was equipped with new electrical work throughout the building, a small kitchen area was constructed and new flooring was installed while existing flooring was restored.
As that day approaches, the Davis duo wants to extend their deepest gratitude to all the individuals who have continued to offer their encouragement and well-wishes as Demitasse Gym slowly came in to existence. They also want to thank the Eads Town Council for providing a new-business water incentive. “We’re so thankful for all the support,” says Chelsea, “and are thrilled to offer so many much-needed services right here on Maine Street.”
Individual - $30/mo or $300 annually
Student (15 & up) - $25/ mo or $275 annually. * must present current school ID. ...
Couple - $50/mo or $500 annually.
*24/7 access with purchase of key card membership!
*Locker room with rentable lockers are available to members! No showers.