Estina Hanes opened her E Spa & TLYN Makeup Studio on Monday at its new location in a professional office building at 1523 Rose St. on La Crosse’s North Side.

It had been in the Powell Place building at 200 Main St. downtown since 2011, and was on George Street before that. Hanes opened her new three-room location with a new zen den theme.

E Spa offers manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, makeovers, body treatments, massages and other spa services, such as those for members of bridal and spa parties. It also sells Hanes’ own TLYN line of mineral makeup and skincare products. She has 27 years of experience as a makeup artist and skincare specialist.

Hanes said she moved because she needed to downsize her studio, as she’s traveling more to provide training and to introduce her TLYN products. Spa services are by appointment and are available from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Other Saturday hours are available for spa or bridal parties.

E Spa’s updated website should be operating around May 1 and the business also is on Facebook.

Owner Laurie Haake opened The Family Dog Center on April 1 at its new location at N3089 State Road 16. It’s on the west side of Hwy. 16 in the town of Medary, between Bittersweet Flower Market and the Viterbo Athletics Complex.

Haake started the center in 2003 in La Crescent. It had been at 2930 Airport Road in La Crosse since 2004.

The center’s Dawg Haus pet hotel and daycare center has 26 suites, which come in three sizes. There are two indoor playrooms, one of which also serves as a training room for classes and individual lessons. “We have six play areas outside,” Haake said, and a seventh will be available by June or July.

Besides typical dogs, the center caters to those with special needs — such as dogs suffering from cancer or who recently underwent surgery. Its retail area sells supplies such as toys, training aids, flea and tick prevention products, supplements and food — including natural and/or organic items.

Haake will continue to offer agility training and host two outdoor agility trials for dogs each year, but no longer will host indoor agility trials. For more information, visit or Facebook.

La Crosse Escape Room will open Saturday in the Batavian Building at 319 Main St. in downtown La Crosse. It’s the second of three escape-room businesses opening downtown this spring.

The new business is operated by Erik Mills, who also operates La Crosse Segway Tours.

He describes escape rooms as a new type of interactive adventure game in which people are locked in a themed room with others and have to use elements of the room to follow clues, solve puzzles and crack codes to escape within a prescribed time period.

Because the space formerly was a bank, La Crosse Escape Room will start with a bank heist-themed room, where the original vault used to be. It will expand with two or three additional rooms, each with a unique theme. Room themes will change each year.

Cost is $25 per person and tickets can be purchased at While they’re fun for individuals, Mills said that escape rooms also are good for corporate team building as they focus on collaboration, communication, logical and critical thinking and problem solving.

La Crosse Escape Room’s telephone number is 608-518-3891 and it also is on Facebook.

Tastee Treet at 433 Water St. in Black River Falls reopened March 18 after being closed for a few years.

Jeanne and Dan Shramek took over the business after retiring from other careers. They hope to have it open year-round, but that depends on the weather. “We will be going into October for sure,” Jeanne Shramek said.

The menu includes such things as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chili dogs and daily specials. The Shrameks’ Tastee Treet gets all of its meats from Falls Meat Service in Pigeon Falls, and it serves hand-scooped Cedar Crest ice cream. Soft-serve ice cream items also are available.

Homemade brownies topped with ice cream and hot fudge have been popular.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, search for “Tastee Treet LLC” on Facebook.

Steve Cahalan can be reached at or at 608-782-9710, ext. 8819. Cassandra Colson of the Jackson County Chronicle contributed to this column.