814 Main Street ribbon cutting ceremony

The owners of Optical Fashions Eye Clinic, Premier Spine Health and Injury and Lowman Family dental celebrated the opening of their new home at 814 Main Street during a ribbon cutting ceremony last week.

Optical Fashions Eye Care Clinic, Premier Spine Health and Injury and Lowman Family Dental celebrated the grand opening of their new location in the 814 Main Street business center in Holmen last week.

“It’s always really rewarding to see a concept to completion,” said developer Paul Borsheim of Borton Construction. “You can see how excited the tenants are.”

Stacy Lowman of Lowman Family Dental said they are excited to move into a larger space, which she said would allow them to serve their customers better.

She said after her husband Dave purchased their premises on Empire Street in Holmen in 2013, it quickly became apparent they would need to expand.

“It was pretty small,” she said, adding that when they heard about the opening on Main Street they jumped at the opportunity.

“We liked the idea of being on Main Street,” she said. “We didn’t want to lose that small down feel.”

For Optical Fashions, the new location was an opportunity to expand their service to customers throughout the Coulee Region.

“We were outgrowing our La Crosse location,” said Tricia Bluske of Optical Fashions. “We’re extremely excited to be here and to grow with Holmen.”

Holmen Village President Nancy Proctor, who attended the ribbon cutting last Wednesday, welcomed the new business center, which she said cleaned up a part of town that had been in disarray for more than 30 years.

Construction on the project began in May, after several months of planning, and was completed in late November.

Borsheim, who worked with Notrob Holdings on the project, said the location was an ideal choice thanks to the steady stream of traffic along Main Street.

“This was one of the sites that we looked at and we thought made a lot of sense,” he said, adding that the opening of the new Festival Foods nearby only made the location more attractive.

Proctor said she hopes projects like these along with upcoming street repairs to Main Street will foster continued redevelopment in the region.


Winona Daily News Crime & Government Reporter

Tobias Mann covers crime and local government for the Winona Daily News. He can be reached at tobias.mann@winonadailynews.com or at 507-271-3271.

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