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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Sweat and soap prove healthy for Maplewood business development

One of Maplewood’s newest entrepreneurs saved money she earned as a nurse to finance her career transition. Cynthia Owusuansah recently parleyed her savings and loans to open Yahweh Laundry, 1727 Beam Avenue. It’s a state-of-the-art laundry facility with high-end, credit card-operated machines, free Wi-Fi and televisions. Owusuansah hopes her drop off dry-cleaning and wash-and-fold laundry service will also attract busy medical professionals.

She chose Maplewood because of its business friendliness, proximity to a wide variety of shopping and potential supply of health care professionals as customers.
Across town in a newly developed strip mall at County Road B and Rice, Ashley Erickson hopes to keep East Metro community members fit at 9Round, a boxing-themed workout studio franchise. The Tartan High School graduate has a strong passion for helping people recover from long-term and chronic illness through guided physical activity.

She says Maplewood’s Economic Development Department helped guide her through the process of opening a business and was impressed by their friendliness and responsiveness.
9Round joins Tim Horton’s in a three-store complex that’s an esthetically pleasing property helping boost Maplewood’s commercial base. It replaces a gas station that was uprooted for County Road B renovations.

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