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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Alexandria Welcomes Two New Businesses

Local business owners Anita and Brent Scharfenberger presented on their new Silver Dragonfly Design Studio open on Washington Street. (photo: city of Alexandria)


By Robin Gee, city council beat editor

The Alexandria City Council recently welcomed two new businesses to the area. A few months ago, Mayor Andy Schabell put out a call to new local businesses to come to council meetings to let officials and the community know about their operations. His invitation has brought several new businesses to council to share information.


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Silver Dragonfly Design Studio

In February, council welcomed Anita and Brent Scharfenberger who have opened the Silver Dragonfly Design Studio at 300 Washington Street. Anita is an established jewelry designer who started her business out of her home seven years ago.

As the business grew, she looked around of a brick-and-mortar spot for her business to call home. In addition to her handcrafted jewelry, she will feature work from other artists both local and national.

"This space not only serves as my jewelry studio but also serves as a curated space for other artisans. We are going to offer unique beautiful handmade items for sale... Currently, the studio is representing nine Kentucky, two Cincinnati and six U.S. artisans," she said.

The studio is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Learn more about Silver Dragonfly Design Studio on Facebook.

T.A.C. Fitness


T.A.C. Fitness owner Kevin Grantlin speaks with council about a variety of health and fitness opportunities at his new fitness studio on Alexandria Pike.

At the March meeting, council heard from Kevin Grantlin, owner of T.A.C. Fitness, a new health and exercise studio that has taken over the building that once housed Body Dynamics at 8109 Alexandria Pike. Council members said they noticed the building has been spruced up and painted for the new business.

Grantlin has made extensive changes inside as well completely updating and upgrading cardio equipment and adding areas for functional training, free weights, walking and other fitness training.

T.A.C. stands for trust, adapt and change, he explained. He incorporates his own religious beliefs into his business model. “We are very excited to deliver the art of fitness to the community. We don’t shy away from sharing our faith. We’re just excited to be here,” he said.

Grantlin says he wants to provide fitness opportunities for all age groups. "We’ve got about 10 of the Campbell County baseball players. We’ve got tire flipping, sled pulling...a lot of different variations and kinds of health and fitness so it’s not limited... someone even older get a heck of a workout. Even if you just want to walk."

For more information, visit "Trust, Adapt, Change" on Facebook.


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