New Business

2018

December

Target

Target opened at University Mall, its first store in Vermont. The 60,000-square-foot “small-format” store offers a product selection tailored for local residents and university students, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; health, personal care, and beauty products; university-licensed products; home and decor essentials; and a food and beverage selection featuring fresh produce and grab-and-go items. The store offers Starbucks, Target Mobile, and several fulfillment options. 155 Dorset St., South Burlington. •

November

Golden Consulting

Christine Golden has formed Golden Consulting LLC offering businesses assistance with optimizing operations and carrying out special projects. Golden, whose background is in business operations management, real estate development, leasing, and brokerage, was director of operations for Nedde Real Estate. 598-4782; GoldenConsultingLLC.com.

Shelburne Gift Co.

Arabesque, which closed in May, has re-emerged as two businesses. Tracy Stolese announced that Shelburne Gift Co. and the Vermont Wedding Studio offer many of the same services, but in a studio setting instead of a retail store. The shop offers stationery and invitations, personalized gifts, and in-house printing for quick turnarounds. The space also offers Wi-F and a photo styling area. 2538 Shelburne Road, Suite 100, Shelburne; 985-8732; www.shelburnegift.com and www.vtweddingstudio.com.

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz AB

H&M opened its first store in Vermont at University Mall, the first fashion company with a global garment-collecting program that donates unwanted pieces of clothing from any brand while in the store. Each bag of donated clothing receives a 15 percent purchase discount. 155 Dorset St., South Burlington. •

October

H&M

H&M, Hennes and Mauritz Inc., one of the world’s largest fashion retailers, announced the opening of its first Vermont location, in University Mall in South Burlington. The facility measures approximately 20,000 square feet. H&M carries clothing for men and women, and accessories. The location will also carry the H&M Kids collection for newborns to 14-year-olds. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store can be reached by phone, (855) 466-7467.

Eden Boutique Taproom & Cheese Bar

Eden Specialty Ciders, a producer of heritage cider, has opened a Boutique Taproom & Cheese Bar at 41 Main St. in Winooski. The 25-seat taproom offers the company’s fine craft cider with its heritage and ice-cider produced from heritage apples grown on biodynamic orchards. Customers can purchase cider and an array of other artisanal food and beverage items to go, such as local cheeses, charcuterie, and jams as well as branded glassware and apparel. Educational classes will begin this month. The company’s original tasting bar at the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center in Newport remains open. 497-1245; @edentaproom; @edenciders. •

September

Southern Vermont Wellness

Southern Vermont Wellness opened a satellite medical cannabis dispensary location in Middlebury, its first. The dispensary has nearly 1,600 square feet of retail and consultation space and offers a home-delivery option. Like other dispensaries in the state, only medical marijuana patients registered with SVW (or their registered caregivers) are permitted to enter. The dispensary is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1641 U.S. Route 7 South; www.cvdvt.org. •

August

LMC Law

Lisa M. Campion announced the opening of LMC Law PLLC. The firm focuses on real estate, probate, wills and trusts, and business law. 85 Prim Road, Colchester; 465-1410; www.lmcvt.com.

Blossoms N More

Lisa Robertson and Celeste Smith opened Blossoms N More, a rustic flower and gift gift shop, in Rutland. The shop delivers to most of Rutland County. 191 Columbian Ave.; 855-8155; hncblossomsnmore.com.

Capstone Community Action

Capstone Community Action opened an integrated service center in Morrisville. The center hosts Capstone’s core services in Lamoille County, including housing counseling and homelessness prevention, emergency heating assistance, financial capabilities coaching, volunteer income tax assistance, and Head Start home visitors and family partners. The center also features a child-care center with three Head Start classrooms. 250 Industrial Park, Morristown; (800) 639-8710; (802) 888-7993.

Champlain Valley Dispensary

Champlain Valley Medical Dispensary and Southern Vermont Wellness opened its first satellite medical cannabis dispensary location. The dispensary has ample parking and nearly 3,000 square feet of retail space, including three consultation stations. It offers the organization’s full line of medical-grade cannabis products including cured flower, edibles, tinctures, topicals, vaporizers, and clones, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As with other dispensaries in the state, only medical marijuana patients registered with CVD or their registered caregivers are permitted to enter. 2 Green Tree Drive, South Burlington; www.cvdvt.org

July

Unlimited Potential Consignment Boutique

Jessi Travers opened Unlimited Potential Consignment Boutique, a community-based consignment shop that focuses on maternity to tween clothing. The shop carries new and used clothing and accessories. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:30 to 2:30 on Saturday. 146 West St., Rutland; 855-3371.

Passumpsic Savings Bank

Passumpsic Savings Bank has leased space in the Berlin Mall and is scheduled to open in the fall. The new location marks the bank’s seventh in Vermont, and the Berlin branch offers a full line of financial products and services as well as a drive-through. www.passumpsicbank.com.

Vermont Home Inspection Services

Art Keating announced the opening of Vermont Home Inspection Services in Brownsville. The company offers a complete pre-purchase home inspection and highlights repair areas that will impact future financial planning. Keating is ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) certified and licensed by the state of Vermont. Reports are available via the Internet in http format and contain photos, videos, and diagrams where appropriate. 484-1255 (office), 952-6777 (cell); art@vthomeinspectionservices.com. www.vthomeinspectionservices.com

June

Juicebox and Soup’er Heros

The Berlin Mall announced the addition of two new Vermont-based tenants, Juicebox and Soup’er Heros, a super-hero themed sandwich shop featuring homemade soups, wraps, and salads. Juicebox, founded in 2013, is the brainchild of native Vermonters Kara and Ian Bouchett. It’s a one-stop shop for fresh, made-to-order juice and raw food products.

Robin’s Nest Massage

Rebecca Robbins Bushway has opened Robin’s Nest Massage in Colchester Village. She is a certified and licensed massage therapist with over 18 years’ experience and a member in good standing with the American Massage Therapy Association. She has practiced in several 4- and 5-star spas in her career, including The Beverly Hills Hotel, Shutters on the Beach, Spa Luce, and Stowe Mountain Lodge. She offers Swedish, therapeutic, deep tissue, and sports massage, reflexology, hot stone or Himalayan hot salt stone, plus kinesiology (athletic) taping and chair massages for corporate and private events. Bushway will make house calls within a 3-minute drive of the office for a $25 additional fee. 899 Main St., Lower Level; 230-7721; www.RobinsNestMassage.com.

Downtown Gentlemen’s Salon

Lori LaPenna opened Downtown Gentlemen’s Salon in Rutland. The salon specializes in a full spectrum of cuts from skin fades, flat tops — trendy cuts or comfortable classics for men, women, and children in an attractive atmosphere with free Wi-Fi. LaPenna has 25 years’ experience cutting hair. Open Monday through Saturday by appointment or walk-ins accepted. 32 Merchants Row; 558-5359. •

May

Burlington Telecom

Burlington Telecom announced the opening of a storefront in the Ethan Allen Shopping Center on North Avenue in Burlington. The new space offers in-house customer service and technical support. Customers can lounge, living-room style, in an OTT Test Lab where a cord-cutting specialist will provide demonstrations of the latest streaming technology. An chalkboard wall along with toys, games, and books can entertain their children. The location is also home to a virtual reality classroom with a permanent HTC Vive Virtual Reality gaming setup and another Oculus Rift VR kit, which will frequently be open to the public for VR gaming nights, cord-cutting seminars, and tech movie nights. 540-0007; www.burlingtontelecom.com.

Deli 126

Jacob Shane, the former owner of the Henry Street Deli Mart in Burlington, has opened Deli 126, an authentic New York–style deli and 1920s-inspired jazz cocktail “speakeasy” lounge at 126 College St. The general manager is Emily Morton, formerly of Waterworks in Winooski. Shane will oversee the food service. Deli hours are said to be Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and bar hours are Sunday through Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 12-ish, and Thursday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 1-ish. Shane leased the space from Investors Corporation of Vermont. Bill Kiendl of V/T Commercial assisted both parties. 399-2661.

April

Imagine Yoga Studio

Dana DeMartino, a master’s level psychotherapist and Certified Yoga Instructor, opened the Imagine Yoga Studio in Barre. DeMartino established the space as a wellness center that offers yoga Reiki sessions (provided by Amy Fordham-Duff), and meditation, and is working with health care providers and addiction treatment specialists to offer classes to help individuals overcome addiction. She is certified in the Ashtanga style of yoga, but also offers classes in Buti yoga and Yin yoga. 14 N. Main St.; 458-0635; imaginemindfulnessvt@gmail.com.

OM Studio

Lori Flower, Sara Song, and Benj Spound announced the opening of OM Studio in Montpelier, offering various types of massage, yoga classes, community bodywork clinics, and workshops. 26 State St., Suite 6; 324-1737; omstudiovt@gmail.com; www.omstudiovt.com.

March

Hyperbaric Vermont

Grace Johnstone, DC, announced the opening of Hyperbaric Vermont, a hyperbaric oxygen therapy facility, in Colchester. Hyperbaric Vermont is a nonprofit organized in 2017 that joins affiliated clinics in Montpelier and East Hardwick run by Community Hyperbaric. Johnstone, the founder and president, has continued post-doctoral studies in chiropractic, osteopathy, and hyperbaric medicine and practices at Hardwick Chiropractic and teaches chiropractic worldwide for BioGeometric Integration Seminars. She is certified in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. Colchester Plaza, 3619 Roosevelt Highway, Suite 7; (802) 662-5993; www.hyperbaricvermont.org.

Marigold Adornment

Michael and Jessica Mulcahy have opened Marigold Adornment, a tattoo, piercing, jewelry, and art studio in Montpelier. They have a combined 40 years in the piercing and tattoo industry. Michael is working as a critical care paramedic for the UVM Medical Center and attending Norwich University, where he’s majoring in biochemistry. Jessica is at the studio full time providing tattoo and piercing services on an appointment or walk-in basis. Doug Nedde of Nedde Real Estate facilitated the leasing of the 1,724-square-foot space. (802) 225-6667; City Center, 89 Main St. •

February

There were no new businesses published this issue.

January

City Market

City Market has opened a store in Burlington’s South End neighborhood. Regular hours at the second store are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The new location includes expanded space for produce, meat and seafood, cheese, prepared foods, and indoor café seating plus outdoor dining in warm weather. Outside features over 70 bicycle parking spaces, three outdoor murals, and improved sidewalk access, 115 parking spaces, two electric charging stations, and a children’s discovery garden. The space also includes a teaching kitchen and community room. 207 Flynn Ave.; 861-9700; www.CityMarket.coop.

Ceres Greens

Jacob Isham and Greg Kelly announced the opening of Ceres Greens, Vermont’s first vertical farm growing fresh produce year-round in a newly built 12,500-square-foot space. The Barre facility uses organic, GMO-free seeds, purified water, and no pesticides. A proprietary grow system, sensors, and automated computer controls create the ideal environment, delivering the precise amount of light, nutrients, constant temperature, and humidity. Isham is a service-disabled veteran of the U.S. Army and an alumnus of the Veterans to Farmers controlled environment agriculture program in Colorado. He intends to train fellow veterans here and offer opportunities in horticulture. Kelly has 35 years of technical experience and developed the vertical farming system over the last two years. Barre; 622-1202; jacob@ceresgreens.com; www.ceresgreens.com.

Agave Taco and Tequila Casa

Sam Handy opened Agave Taco and Tequila Casa in Maple Tree Place in Williston. The restaurant occupies the 3,500-square-foot space next door to Grazers, which Handy also owns. The restaurant, open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and Sundays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., offers reasonably priced Mexican-inspired food and drinks. It is the space formerly occupied by Mexicali Grill & Cantina. Jaime Dunn, a former manager at Mexicali, is general manager. Handy’s wife, Cassie, was also employed by Mexicali. Steve Donahue of Donahue & Associates represented the landlord, Cypress Equities, and the tenant. 28 Walnut St.; 876-7129; www.agavevt.com.

Home Audiology

Christopher Beuhler, Au.D., board certified, opened Home Audiology Services in Vergennes. He founded the business in 2004 as a house call business, eventually opening a location in Westhampton Beach, New York, which continues to operate. Home Audiology Services is the exclusive provider of EarQ for the area. Beuhler also conducts hearing evaluations at patients’ homes within a certain radius of the office location. Jennifer DeCarlo is the office manager. 34 Main St.; 870-7170; www.homeaudiologyservices.com. •