Paul Grant and his son, Boyd, have moved their Designz screen printing, embroidery and promotional products business from the Coulee Region Business Center to 528 Loomis St., at the corner of St. Andrew and Loomis streets in La Crosse.
The new location is across the street from the former LaCrosse Footwear factory.
Paul Grant started the business in 1979 in Trempealeau as Tremplo Custom Screen Printing. In 1997, he moved it to the Coulee Region Business Center (also known as the small business incubator) at 1100 Kane St. in La Crosse, and shortened its name to TCSP.
In 2007 it was renamed Designz Screen Printing & Embroidery and Boyd became part owner.
Paul said last week that he and his son moved their business from the incubator to the current location in July because it had outgrown its incubator space.
Designz takes customers’ design ideas or logos and reproduces them on things such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sport shirts, jackets, hats, signs, banners and bumper stickers.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment on Saturday and closed Sunday. For more information, visit www.designzonline.org or the firm’s Facebook page.
A year after it opened in Onalaska, the Rock and Ride cycling studio has moved to the former The Moonlight Dance Studio location at 601 S. Third St. in downtown La Crosse. (The dance studio recently moved.)
Leonardo Silva owns Rock and Ride, the area’s first dedicated cycling studio. He opened it last November at 200 Mason St. in La Crosse.
Classes and open riding will begin Oct. 31 at the new downtown La Crosse location, Silva said last week. An open house at the new location will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 and 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30.
Silva said he likes the downtown location’s high visibility.
Silva also operates Leonardo Silva Architecture. He is a lifelong athlete and certified USA triathalon coach, and started Rock and Ride because the area didn’t have a cycling studio.
Customers bring their own bicycle to class. The bicycle’s rear wheel is hooked up to a CompuTrainer device to simulate outdoor riding in various circumstances. A digital display gives the rider feedback and helps them follow a workout plan.
For more information, visit www.rideindoors.com or the studio’s Facebook page.
The Moonlight Dance Studio will begin offering classes this week in its new location at the La Crosse Wellness Center at 2839 Darling Court in La Crosse. The center is off Hwy. 16, below Famous Dave’s restaurant.
The studio offers instruction in 12 dance styles, such as swing, foxtrot, tango, samba, waltz and rumba, owner Kellen Burgos said. He has taught dance in the La Crosse area for more than 25 years. The Moonlight Dance Studio had been at 601 S. Third St. since 2010.
“It turned out to be a perfect fit,” Burgos said of his decision to move the dance studio to the wellness center. Many people who take dance lessons are looking for additional healthy alternatives such as those offered at the wellness center, he said.
The dance studio offers both group and private lessons.
For more information, visit www.themoonlightdancestudio.com or the studio’s Facebook page.