29 Mar 2017
LaBodega, Step Back in Time
LaBodega , at 829 Simonton Street in the late 70s and early 80s, was the quintessential corner store market that carried convenience items; plus an amazing array of sandwiches. The conveniently located store also sold breakfast items and desserts; OH and don’t forget the coffee! Their community board was a favorite spot to find a roommate, furniture, or Lost & Found items. This was truly a hubbub of social activity. If you entered as a stranger, you left as a friend.
The building sat vacant for many years but is now a full service spa called Ocean Wellness Spa & Salon. Services include nails, haircare, massage and bodywork, skincare and facials, and indulgent body treatments. The new owners were familiar with the history of La Bodega and have maintained an atmosphere where memories are made and recounted for years later.