After nine years at 1345 E. Putnam Avenue, The Greenwich Medical Spa will move down the road to a brand new building in Riverside Commons.
The skin care facility will occupy two-thirds of the space at 1233 E. Putnam Ave., expanding its footprint from 1,700 to 2,500 square feet starting on or around Aug. 11.
“I’ve been eyeing that space since the day that I moved here nine years ago,” said Marria Pooya, the medical spa’s managing partner.
Verizon Wireless will take over the building’s remaining third.
The medical spa’s new home will have 700 square feet of retail space for skin care, makeup and novelty health and beauty items, Pooya said. The number of treatment rooms will grow from four to seven. And there will be a new acne clinic as well as a lunch room for public skin care seminars over tea and sandwiches.
“A lot of people don’t know some of these treatments or what the difference is between Botox and dermal treatment,” said Pooya, a 42-year-old ex-Wall Street analyst who lives with her husband and two children in Westport. “A lot of people don’t know how to take care of their skin. Teens with acne oftentimes don’t know how to take care of their skin using a more holistic approach. So we want to help inform people whether they’re our clients or not.”
Pooya said she plans to hire four new employees with help from an $80,000 grant from the state Department of Economic and Community Development. The state also awarded her a $300,000 loan to finance the build-out, she said.
“I think the new space is just going to give us such great energy,” she said. “We have done really well and the new space is a great place to celebrate that and I think it will help take us to the next level.”