Busy scissors for two new businesses

Mayor Bruce Williams, city councilmember Kate Stewart, Little Loft owner Lia Salza Goldstein and her son Desmond cut the ribbon.

BY RACHEL MCNAIR, PHOTOS BY BILL BROWN

Takoma Park Mayor, Bruce Williams cut two red ribbons for new businesses on Wednesday, June 10.

Little Loft and Scissor & Comb were welcomed into the community.

Little Loft is a neighborhood art space for children 18 months to school-age.

Little Loft owner Lia Salza Goldstein and son Desmond.

Little Loft owner Lia Salza Goldstein and son Desmond.

“We do art for children. It is a place for art exploration so we try to make it an inviting place for kids to come in and make things” said Lia Salza Goldstein, owner of Little Loft.

Lia Salza Goldstein is a mother of three. She has two daughters, Aria (7) and Reina (5) and a son named Desmond (3).

As a mother, she is aware of parents’ needs.

“My goal is for children to feel at home here and feel like this is a place they can be themselves, express themselves and explore” said Lia Salza Goldstein, owner of Little Loft.

The ceremony took place in front of Little Loft’s door at 7007 Carroll Ave. The studio is on the second floor.

Scissor & Comb owner Ian Palmiero at work.

Scissor & Comb owner Ian Palmiero at work.

Scissor & Comb is a hair salon next door at 7009 Carroll. Ave, previously occupied by Shampoo hair salon.

“We do anything you would ever want done to your hair . . . cuts, color, Brazilian blowouts, blowouts, up-do . . . we do it all when it comes to hair” said Rowen Llyod, store manager of Scissor and Comb.

Owner Ian Palmiero explains their ultimate goal is to make everyone look the best that they can.

“This is my first time coming here, I have heard great things about them at their previous location, and I am very happy with the service” said Tara O’Flaherty, Takoma Park Resident.

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Mayor Bruce Williams said he has done seven ribbon cuttings in seven and a half years. The most recent ribbon ceremonies before these two businesses were for Tabletop and Spring Mill Bread, April 28, 2015.

“I think there is a huge need for Little Loft because there seems to be a lot of little kids everywhere and Scissor & Comb offers a lot of options to people in need of a hair cut in the community” said Bruce Williams, Mayor of Takoma Park.

Scissor & Comb owner Ian Palmiero moves into position, guided by Old Town Business Association director Laura Barclay.

Owner Ian Palmiero is guided into place by Laura Barclay, Old Town Business Association director. City Councilmember Kate Stewart and Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams stand in the doorway.

“These new businesses are wonderful for the community . . . it increases the services we are able to offer and it brings more people into Takoma Park” said Kate Stewart, city council member.

Little Loft summer camp registration is now open and the first of four sessions starts June 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM. Call 202-656-3808.

Scissor & Comb is now open Tuesdays through Friday from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Book online or call 301-244-5485.

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Rachel McNair
Hi my name is Rachel McNair and I am currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland pursuing my masters in broadcast journalism. I am a former division I student-athlete and I am looking to have an impact on the media industry as I grow in my career.