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Businesses to relocate

Friday, June 16, 2006

Bill and Roseanne Decker signed a contract to purchase the West Main Street building in Cherokee that formerly housed Bogenrief Studios from the Cherokee Industrial Corp. Pictured are (left to right) Roseanne Decker, Bill Decker, Jim Nelson - CIC President, Darren Zwiefel CIC - Secretary/Treasurer and Mark Buschkamp, Cherokee Area Economic Development Corp. director.
Bill and Roseanne Decker have purchased the building on West Main Street that formerly housed Bogenrief Studios and several years ago Rasmussen Ford.

The couple will move Sun Porch Tanning, which they operate from their home, to the new location. They have also arranged to purchase Curves for Women, a fitness center that will be moved from its present location to the Deckers' building.

There are also arrangements being discussed to have other businesses, including a beauty parlor. move into the location.

"This is a 10,000 square foot building. We have a lot of room," Bill Decker said.

There will be work done in preparation for the moves. The Sun Porch and Curves will be moved this summer and other businesses are expected to open in the building before Thanksgiving.

The building was owned by the Cherokee Industrial Corporation, which had obtained the building in order to accomodate the move of Bogenrief Studios to Cherokee, an arrangement that didn't last.

Bill Decker has worked at Tyson's Foods (originally Wilson's Foods) for 32 years. Roseanne Decker currently works exclusively at their business.

They have seven children, one still at home.

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