Yuma Sun

Tattoo shop wins over customers, realty branch opens

Dormant developmen­t ‘awakens’

- 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!

 ?? LOANED PHOTOS ?? 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.
LOANED PHOTOS 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.
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 ?? LOANED PHOTO ?? 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.
LOANED PHOTO 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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