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Day spa seeks OK to locate in Ripon suite

The Ripon Town Square shopping center could soon welcome a new business.

The applicant is Sanctuary Spa and Skin, which will handle massage therapy and skin care at 1201 W. Main St., Suite 7 – formerly a locksmith, gun store and property management office.

A public hearing for the request of the day spa is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ripon City Hall’s Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.

“The applicant is proposing to convert the suite to accommodate four rooms for massage and one room for skin care services as indicated in the submitted floor plan,” Director of Planning Ken Zuidervaart said in his report.

He noted that the applicant has been conducting business in Ripon as a massage therapist for over six years and has been in the massage therapy business for over a total of over 13 years.

“(She) is a certified massage therapist, certified through the California Massage Therapy Council – CAMTC ensures that massage therapists have received training and possess the minimum qualifications necessary to operate such business,” added Zuidervaart.

In 2016, the City of Ripon adopted a comprehensive ordinance for regulating massage establishments within the city to not only protect the public health, safety and welfare within the community but to also protect the integrity of the massage industry.

The applicant of Sanctuary Spa and Skin, who intends to operate between the business hours of 9 a.m. through 6 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, does comply with the local ordinance, according to Zuidervaart.

The agenda also calls for:

  • A major site review by B&L Neeley, Inc. for a request to expand the existing business at 151 W. Fifth St. by adding another 4,200 square foot building at the rear of the lot in Phase 1 – Phase 2 expansion calls for adding another 2,400 square feet on to an existing building located on the same site. B&L Neeley is a supplier of custom formulated cleaning compounds, water technologies and sanitizers to treat various processing equipment, boilers, waste water, flumes, cans, and cooling towers in the food processing business.
  • A public hearing on a request by Morgan and Alice Pratt to vary the fence and porch setback of an existing residence located at 304 Frontage Rd. in area zoned for mixed use.

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