Tat­too shop wins over cus­tomers, realty branch opens

Dor­mant devel­op­ment ‘awak­ens’

Yuma Sun - - BUSINESS - Mara Knaub

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Y-Town Ink Tat­too Stu­dio! With less than three months of be­ing open and only a few weeks of vot­ing, the stu­dio nabbed the Yuma’s Best award for best tat­too shop.

“Thank you so much to all who voted,” hus­band and wife team Richard and Stephani Espino posted on Face­book.

Artist Rich, who was born and raised in Yuma, spe­cial­izes in cus­tom-de­signed tat­toos. “No flash,” Stephani said, ex­plain­ing that this refers to the prac­tice of put­ting draw­ings on the wall and let­ting cus­tomers choose one.

Their youngest daugh­ter, Re­becca Espino, 18, has been learn­ing the trade as an ap­pren­tice to her dad.

The Espinos will host a fam­ily-friendly “ink and oil” cel­e­bra­tion Feb. 18 at the shop, fea­tur­ing a spe­cial guest artist from San Diego, ven­dors, food and face-paint­ing for kids.

The shop is lo­cated at 3795 W. 22nd Lane, Suite 13. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 928-318-2729. *** Long Realty opened a new branch of­fice last month in San Luis. It’s lo­cated at 1914 Juan Sanchez Blvd., Suite 2, in Plaza Riedel. Eliz­a­beth Car­pen­ter is the des­ig­nated bro­ker and Veron­ica Zavala is the branch man­ager.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 928-941-8093 (mo­bile) or 928-315-6830 (of­fice). *** Tus­can Ranch is “acom­ing,” ac­cord­ing to Sandy Baas, bro­ker at Baas Realty Group. Af­ter be­ing dor­mant for more than 10 years, the devel­op­ment is be­ing re­vi­tal­ized and “reawak­ened” by Hacienda Homes LLC.

The same name is be­ing kept for the devel­op­ment, which is lo­cated on East County 16th, be­tween Av­enues 3E and 4E.

“It’s im­por­tant to keep the name and peo­ple know­ing it’s back in ac­tion,” Baas said.

Hacienda is sell­ing and build­ing on 31 lux­ury lots with 2,500 square feet min­i­mum for build­ing and fea­ture nat­u­ral gas, sep­tic, in­di­vid­ual well and ir­ri­ga­tion.

The zon­ing al­lows an­i­mals on prop­er­ties, some­thing that some peo­ple seek. “It’s a life­style,” Baas noted.

“It’s a-com­ing. It’s ready,” she added.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Baas at 928-941-2388. *** A reader has asked for an up­date on the new tram­po­line parks that an­nounced plans to come to Yuma.

Ul­ti­mate Air, with head­quar­ters in Jones­boro, Ark., an­nounced plans to open a lo­ca­tion here in 2018, but there’s no news on how those plans are com­ing along.

Get Air In­door Tram­po­line Park also an­nounced plans to open a lo­ca­tion in Yuma this year. The park is now be­ing built at the old Beall’s Out­let lo­ca­tion, 3121 S 4th Ave., in the Big Curve Shop­ping Cen­ter. You can see pho­tos of the con­struc­tion progress on their Face­book page.

The park hasn’t set an open­ing date yet, but as soon as they do, we’ll let you know. *** The Yuma com­mer­cial con­struc­tion project up­dates this week in­cludes a cer­tifi­cate of oc­cu­pancy is­sued to River Val­ley Es­tates, a new as­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­ity lo­cated at 7053 E. 31st. Place.

The city also is­sued build­ing per­mits to Fluid Edge, 7015 E. 29th st., for in­te­rior al­ter­ations; Lib­erty Mo­tor­sports, 1999 Ari­zona Ave., for a show­room/ser­vice ad­di­tion; and Yuma Union High School Dis­trict for a new aux­il­iary gym/class­rooms and al­ter­ations at Kofa High School, 3100 S. Av­enue A. *** Note: I can only in­clude new busi­nesses that have opened within the last three months in this col­umn. There might have been some flex­i­bil­ity in the past, but now the rules are be­ing en­forced. I apol­o­gize to those busi­ness own­ers who have called hop­ing to get their names in the col­umn but I’m un­able to be­cause they’ve been open for longer than three months.

So please, re­mem­ber to call as soon as you can af­ter your busi­ness opens! Our read­ers will ap­pre­ci­ate hear­ing about what you do and where you can be found.

And that’s it for now! If you know of a new busi­ness that has or will be open­ing, re­lo­cat­ing or clos­ing, please let me know at mk­naub@yu­masun.com or leave a mes­sage at 928539-6853.

Un­til next week!


LEFT: RICHARD AND STEPHANI ESPINO re­cently opened Y-Town Ink Tat­too Stu­dio, 3795 W. 22nd Lane, Suite 13, and al­ready nabbed the Yuma’s Best award for best tat­too shop. RIGHT: Long Realty opened a new branch of­fice last month in San Luis. It’s lo­cated at 1914 Juan Sanchez Blvd., Suite 2, in Plaza Riedel.


AF­TER MORE THAN a decade of be­ing dor­mant, Tus­can Ranch is be­ing “reawak­ened” by Hacienda Homes LLC. The devel­op­ment is lo­cated on East County 16th, be­tween Av­enues 3E and 4E.

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