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Everybody's Business: Julie's Walk-In Closet moves, acupuncture clinic opens

Julie’s Walk-In Closet has expanded and moved across the street in Brandon. It sells used and new clothing and jewelry.

Julie’s Walk-In Closet

Julie’s Walk-In Closet has expanded and moved across the street in Brandon. It sells used and new clothing and jewelry.

BRANDON — Julie's Walk-In Closet has built a loyal and steadily growing cadre of customers and consignors over in the past 2 1/2 years. They're all in for a bit of a surprise.

The combination consignment shop and upscale boutique has outgrown its original home and moved into a space three times the size.

The new location won't be hard for longtime fans to find, though. It's right across the parking lot from Julie's original home in the Country Village Plaza. The new address is 720 W Robertson St., behind the Ker's Winghouse at Brandon Boulevard and Kings Avenue.

The move, which was necessitated by the shop's overwhelming popularity, happened in December without a break in business.

"We closed at 6 p.m. Saturday, and we were open again the new location Monday morning," owner Julie Pomeroy said.

What makes Julie's Walk-In Closet distinctive, Pomeroy said, is that it features brand-new high-end women's clothes, accessories and jewelry in addition to items accepted on consignment.

There's plenty of vintage jewelry, plus a lot of current designs, but no vintage clothing. All the clothes were on store shelves in the mall within the past few years, and a lot of the consignment items have never been worn, Pomeroy said. The clothing ranges from workout wear to formal gowns.

Julie's is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. (813) 381-3846; julieswalkincloset.com.

Acupuncture offered in Sun City Center

SUN CITY CENTER — Cathy Hoffman had a thriving medical practice in Madeira Beach, but once she moved to eastern Hillsborough the daily commute became time consuming and tedious.

Finally, the proverbial lightbulb clicked on.

"I was living in Sun City Center, and I already had some clients here," Hoffman said. "And one day I just said, 'Wait a minute. What I am doing? I should just open a practice here.' "

So this fall, Hoffman opened Sensible Medicine at 137 S Pebble Beach Blvd.

Hoffman, who is a registered nurse as well as a practitioner of Oriental medicine, offers acupuncture and herbal treatments by appointment.

A lot of people think of acupuncture as a treatment for pain, but it's much more than that, Hoffman said. It can be effective for a variety of ailments and conditions — almost anything other than trauma and emergencies. Herbal remedies also can help with a lot of chronic complaints, she said.

For people who are interested in acupuncture but not ready to commit to it, Hoffman offers a couple of ways to check it out. One is a free consultation. Another is "community acupuncture," in which a group of people receive treatment at the same time. They get the same treatment they would in an individual setting, but for a fraction of the cost.

Sensible Medicine is open by appointment. Call (813) 944-0700. For information, visit hoffmanclinic.com.

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Everybody's Business: Julie's Walk-In Closet moves, acupuncture clinic opens 01/05/12 [Last modified: Thursday, January 5, 2012 3:30am]
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