Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, fourth from left, and Second Ward Alderman Peter Braithwaite (in light blue shirt) celebrate the opening of Fitness Avenue/Give Me a Break Salon with owner Denice Eason, center, and her staff.RoundTable photo

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Give Me a Break Salon celebrated its grand opening on Aug. 6, just days after the opening of neighboring Fitness Avenues. Visitors attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony were greeted at the door by young men wearing Fitness Avenues T-shirts and were welcomed into the salon.
 
Salon owner Denice Eason greeted guests and handed out brochures listing salon offerings as she went.
 
Black chairs, sinks and tables contrasted with the neutral floor and walls resulting in a sleek and glamorous vibe.
 
Through the back of the salon and to the right, visitors could step into the fitness center where patrons were already making use of the equipment.
 
Trainers mingled with guests, offering their expertise to answer any questions visitors might have, such as what the large black “battling” ropes were used for.

Afterwards, guests and employees gathered out front for photos and the ceremonial cutting of the red ribbon. Ms.Eason said she was grateful to her family and friends for helping to make her dream come true. After the crowd counted down from 5, Mayor Tisdahl sliced the ribbon to mark the official opening.
 
The Give Me A Break Hair, Spa & Wellness Center is located at 1906 Main St. and offers a variety of facials, massages, hair services and more. More information at www.gmabspa.com.

Fitness Avenues, officially open as of Aug. 4, is a fitness center offering personal training, bootcamps and a variety of classes. Located next door to the salon,
the fitness center offers information on their trainers and programs at www.
fitnessavenues.com.