Biz Buzz: Health Plus Pharmacy's expansion in University Square spurs move of others

As a result of the expansion of Dana Nelson’s Health Plus Pharmacy in University Square on Foothill Boulevard, several other businesses and organizations have relocated.

Special Olympics has moved to 1171-A Toro St., near the old French Hospital. SLO Kickboxing has moved to 723 Woodbridge St. Traditional Tattoo has relocated across the parking lot of University Square next to the California Pita Pit. And Maly’s, a wholesale distributor of beauty products, has reopened as Salon Centric at 3121 S. Higuera St.

Nelson’s old office spaces have been completely demolished. The new floor plan doubles the size of the pharmacy, and will provide Nelson’s clients with a variety of expanded services: private fitting rooms for medical braces, an infusion therapy room, a compounding area and a kitchen where classes will be held for people who require a special diet for medical reasons. Nelson even plans to hold exercise classes.

“It’s really going to be more of a wellness clinic than just a pharmacy,” said Nelson.

The project was expected to be completed in March. But the expected completion date has since been pushed back to April.

The expansion will cost between $500,000 and $750,000 to complete.

Nelson has owned and operated HealthPlus Pharmacy for more than 20 years.

— Stacy Daniel

Paso airport seeks restaurant

The city of Paso Robles is still seeking proposals for the restaurant space at its airport. The eatery spot at 4900 Wing Way has been empty since summer 2009.

Proposals must arrive at City Hall, addressed to the office of the city manager at 1000 Spring St., by 5 p.m. Friday. Proposal rules can be downloaded at

Commercial airlines don’t operate at the Paso Robles Municipal Airport, which is used for general aviation, government use and corporate and charter services in the North County. It’s also home to various annual events, such as the annual Aviation Expo.

— Tonya Strickland