Category: Business

Simonsen Iron Works facility closing
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Simonsen Iron Works facility closing

Thurston Manufacturing Company announced this week that it is closing Simonsen Iron Works in Spencer. The Thurston, Nebraska, company had been providing contract manufacturing services and producing its ChuckWagon Mobile Grilling Systems products at its Spencer facility under the Simonsen Iron Works brand name. According to a press release, the company will merge its Spencer...

The Studio Yoga & Barre moves to new space
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The Studio Yoga & Barre moves to new space

Outdoor yoga in Spencer? You bet. It’s going to happen often – once temperatures rise and the snow melts, of course – because The Studio Yoga and Barre has moved to the former StartupCity Spencer space at 24 West Park Street. Owner Amanda Jorgensen said the large lawn outside the facility that overlooks the Grand...

Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza opening ‘very soon’
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Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza opening ‘very soon’

After a couple months of uncertainty, Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza will apparently open in Spencer very soon. On Tuesday, a sign for Sammy’s Italian Pasta and Pizza was up in place of the former Pizza Hut sign outside the building at 723 South Grand Avenue. That former pizza joint location will now be home...

City Council passes second filing of murals amendment despite opposition
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City Council passes second filing of murals amendment despite opposition

Despite hearing from multiple downtown business owners and representatives of stakeholder organizations, the Spencer City Council on Monday passed a second filing of an ordinance that would allow murals. The ordinance amends city code to allow murals to be placed on the side or back outside wall of a commercial building, but not on the...

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