West Seattle business news: Body Bar closes, new spa coming

The sudden closure of The Body Bar on the north end of The Junction brought in some questions – and after several days of research, we finally have some answers. For starters, Nita, who owns Salon 08 around the corner, says she has purchased the space and will reopen it as NRG Spa. Regarding Body Bar customers’ questions about previously purchased gift certificates, Nita referred us to The Body Bar’s former owner, Therese. We have just spoken by phone with Therese, who says she now has her own practice and is working in a Junction space shared by multiple wellness businesses (upstairs from JaK’s) and is there 3-9 pm Fridays and Sundays, and that she also is hosting lunch events at noon Wednesdays at Buddha Ruksa. But most importantly, for those who have Body Bar gift certificates, Therese confirms she is honoring those and asks that people holding them call her at 206-226-5175.

6 Replies to "West Seattle business news: Body Bar closes, new spa coming"

  • former customer September 30, 2010 (2:29 pm)

    I thought Salon 08 was owned by two ladies, not just Nita? WSB – do you know if both ladies are going to be involved in the new spa?

    • WSB September 30, 2010 (2:45 pm)

      Former, I don’t know. Nita is the contact we have spoken with on a couple of occasions. – TR

  • Lorelee September 30, 2010 (10:19 pm)

    Too bad. Body bar was a good name… Except drinks served with a massage would have made it more fitting. BTW: I would love such a business like that- a pedi + magrarita = heaven!

  • Gaby October 1, 2010 (8:11 pm)

    Salon 08 has FABULOUS customer service, so I’ll definitely be checking NRG (clever name) out. I snuck a peek of the interior a few days ago and it looks really cool–contemporary with some baroque details.

  • Max October 2, 2010 (7:34 pm)

    I hear that the new NRG day spa is having a weekly Mens Only evening. I’m all over a good mani/pedi. I didn’t know what I was missing. I figured if my wife oooed and aaahed every time she went for one, I better see what I was missing. If you haven’t tried it, check it out! I like the fact that I can come in on an evening that is just for the guys. Way to go NRG spa–great thinking! BTW, NRG (energy), great name!

  • Michelle October 6, 2010 (8:58 pm)

    Whoa what a shock! I thought The Body Bar was an awesome addition to Cali. Ave and thought she had the perfect harmony going. What happened?

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