Hair salon SportClips to open Friday on William St.

Monday, March 12, 2012

A new an athletic-themed hair care business will open Friday in Cape Girardeau.

SportClips, 3019 William St., looks more like a locker room than a hair salon and features flat-screen televisions streaming sports channels.

SportClips employs eight full-time stylists who received specialized training on men and boys haircuts.

In addition to haircuts, SportClips also offers hot steam towel treatments and neck and shoulder massages.

Owner Jesse Keyser also owns SportClips locations in Marion, Ill., and Carbondale, Ill. SportClips is also the official haircutter of the VFW, supporting its Operation Uplink program to provide free calls home to soldiers serving abroad, Keyser said. Appointments are not needed.

SportClips hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. As a grand opening special, Keyser is offering $5 off the MVP treatment.

* Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is sending assistant attorneys general into every county in the state the week of March 26 to provide information to consumers about the national mortgage settlement. Meetings will be held at noon and 6 p.m. March 29, in the Commissioners Room of the County Administration Building in Jackson. People who might qualify to receive benefits under the program will register with his office during these meetings. The settlement applies to five of the nation's largest banks: Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial (GMAC). Koster said that about $156 million is slated to help Missouri homeowners and people who have been foreclosed on. He said he is concerned that if Missouri consumers do not use the full $156 million, some of the funds could go to other states. For more information about the mortgage settlement, visit ago.mo.gov/mortgageSettlementInfo.htm or call the attorney general's mortgage settlement hotline at 855-870-7676.

* Bryan and Tyra Johnson recently purchased Arena Golf, 2901 Hawthorne Road in Cape Girardeau. Bryan Johnson has a long history with Arena Golf, where he worked through college as a golfer for Southeast Missouri State University. He also took over the Heartland Golf Academy in 2003, giving lessons full time until 2004. Bryan Johnson said he is excited about returning to the golf industry and will be focusing on individual lessons, group lessons and clinics. The facility offers a retail golf shop, driving range, miniature golf course, batting cages, custom club fitting and golf lessons. Birthday parties and corporate outings are available for up to 30 people per event. Arena Golf is open seven days a week.

* New local microbrewery John A. Huber Brewing Co. in Fruitland recently received its wholesale license. They've been brewing up a blonde ale in the former SEMO Ag and Dairy building to be sold both by the bottle and in kegs. Hubrew will be available on tap at Bel Air in Cape Girardeau for St. Patricks Day, said Matt Huber, company spokesman.

* Consolidated Insurance Agency, which was displaced by the office fire at 1707 N. Mount Auburn Road in November, is now open at its new permanent location at 2909 Beaver Creek Drive A Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. March 22.

Southeast Missourian business editor Melissa Miller may be contacted at 388-3646 or mmiller@semissourian.com.

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