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South Main in Aurelia 'where the action is'

Friday, October 21, 2011

AURELIA - A couple of months ago you read about two businesses which were planning to open in the former Back Bar/Studebaker's Restaurant building on the east side of Aurelia's South Main Street, and as of Tuesday, both of those businesses are now open for business.

Mud On Main is a coffee shop, located in the south end of the building, and it has been open since October 6th.

Jessica Kannegieter opens for business at 6 a.m. in Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney
Owner Jessica Kannegieter said she has had a steady business since the opening, with both "coffee regulars" coming in for coffee and conversation daily, and also a good group of customers who come in for roast beef, Monte Cristo, egg salad or chicken salad sandwiches - or perhaps a sweet and sour chicken wrap - at lunch time. Or, Jessica or co-worker Eric Schulenberg may serve customers a bowl of the 'soup of the day' if that's what they prefer.

Jessica Kannegieter serves up lots of good eats and drinks at Mud on Main in Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney
Mud On Main is open for business from 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday, so if you are an "early bird," you can also grab some breakfast if you choose, including a choice of a sausage, egg and cheese biscuit or bagel; homemade muffins; three kinds of toast; homemade biscotti; and oatmeal to go, with brown sugar and raisins. Speaking of "to go" items, Mud On Main also has homemade cookies available.

As for coffee, from which the establishment takes its name (as in "mud"), Mud on Main offers many kinds of coffee, including latte, mocha, cappuccino, Americana and iced coffee. Brewed coffee is also available, either "in house" or to go, in refillable mugs.

And coffee is not the only beverage available at Mud On Main. They also serve chai tea; iced tea; hot tea; smoothies and frappes in a variety of flavors, with or without ice cream; hot chocolate; five types of soda; energy drink; and bottled water.

Mud on Main is located at 112 1/2 Main St. in Aurelia, phone 712-434-2640.

The business located in the north side of the building at 112 Main, "New Reflections," opened for business at their new location Tuesday, October 18. New Reflections is a full-service beauty salon owned and operated by Mary (Keith) Schulenberg, a 2001 graduate of Aurelia High School, who has operated the business for seven years, working out of a different location, on the west side of Main. Schulenberg is very happy to be in her new location, which is larger than the previous location and enables she and her staff to provide full service, including hair cuts, coloring, perms, weekly sets, manicures/pedicures, waxing, ear piercing, massages, facials, tanning and mineral make-up.

New Reflections is committed to performing exceptional services, customized specifically for each client and their lifestyle, and they firmly believe that they have the ability to help their clients look and feel their very best.

Mary Schulenberg (left) and Jessi Baker are two of the friendly staff members at the New Reflections full service salon on South Main St. in Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney
In addition to Mary Schulenberg, the staff at New Reflections includes Jessi Baker, Katie Lockwood, and Cassie Sleezer, and they are open for business Tuesday-Saturday.

Business hours are 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday; and 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The business phone number is 712-434-2645.

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