The business was closed at the end of the business day on Nov. 4.
Two other small businesses on the first floor of the old Grand Haven Armory building, which were renting from the spa owners, were still open for business on Friday. Residential condominiums on the second floor of the Armory are privately owned.
Dr. Peter Kamhout; his brother, C.W. Paul Kamhout of Chicago; and Peter Kamhout’s wife-to-be, Terri Zomerlei, bought the cavernous, 21,000-square-foot Armory from Antioch Christian Church in November 2003. The price was not disclosed.
Zomerlei said at the time they spent $1.4 million to renovate the facility. They opened the building’s main business, Be Medical Spa & Salon — which combined beauty services with medical procedures — in December 2004.
A sign on the outside doors of the spa, signed by seven former Be Medical stylists and dated Nov. 5, informs former clients that their services can now be found at Pier 232, a salon at 232 Jackson St.
“It is with much surprise and dismay that we write to inform you that Be Salon has closed their doors,” the stylists noted to their clients. “This news came as a total shock to the staff, and we are filled with sadness at the thought of having to notify you of this fact.”
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