A pair of Jefferson City businesses for health-conscious consumers recently had to relocate because city regulators deemed the buildings housing as structurally unsound.
Love2Nourish and MoJuice shared a storefront space at 202 E. High St., located next to a building at 200 E. High St. that partially collapsed in June.
Carol Wieberg, owner of 202 E. High St., told the News Tribune that neither business likely will move back into the building, even if 202 E. High St. can be saved.
“Once you move (a kitchen), it is hard to move back because it is such a hassle,” Wieberg said.
MO Juice owner Cori Busby and Love2Nourish owner Laurel Dunwoody did not respond to calls seeking comment.
Wieberg said the businesses moved out in mid-October. She previously used the building for her own business.
Love2Nourish sells pre-made meals that use gluten-free, low-sodium and low-carb ingredients. MO Juice makes bottled juices from fruits and vegetables like kale, beets, carrots, oranges and lemons.
Dunwoody and Busby struck up a partnership and shared a renovated house on Jefferson Street before they moved into the 1,875-square-foot space at 202 E. High St. in April 2017.
Love2Nourish now operates at 700 E. High St., according to the company’s website. MO Juice is now located at 103 E. Dunklin St., according to its website.
In mid-October, city officials gave Wieberg, Andrew Neidert, who owns the building at 200 E. High St., and Jay Seaver, who owns 204. E. High St., until Oct. 24 to find a solution or the city would begin the process of ordering the repair or demolition of 200 and 202 E. High streets.
Jefferson City Building Official Larry Burkhardt told the News Tribune on Friday that the building owners did not agree to a deal before the deadline. Burkhardt said the city will not begin demolishing any of the buildings immediately but is trying to mediate an agreement between the three parties.
Burkhardt said the parties are waiting for additional information from an engineer retained by the city. Once that information becomes available, he said, the building owners and the city will meet to discuss options.
“Hopefully that will happen within the next week or so,” Burkhardt said. “It’s an evolving situation.”
Delta Disaster set to open Nov. 1
The owner of a carpet-cleaning franchise is set to open a local property restoration franchise.
Based in Colorado, Delta Disaster Services serves customers recovering from natural disasters or smaller disasters in their homes. Local Delta Disaster franchisee Doug Eidem said Delta usually helps customers clean up after common home disasters like after kitchen fires or mold damage.
“The bulk of the work comes from your standard residential disasters like whether it’s a broken pipe or an ice maker that leaks,” Eidem said.
Eidem also owns Doug’s Chem-Dry, a carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise with offices in Utah and Nashville.
Both businesses will be based at 810 Rabbit Run Road in Jefferson City, where Chem-Dry currently is located.
Eidem said this will be the first Delta Disaster franchise in Missouri.
“I’m helping to lead the way for more (Delta franchisees),” Eidem said.
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