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Movers & Shakers June 10, 2010

| June 10, 2010 9:00 PM

Therapist joins massage center

Coeur d'Alene Massage Center added Sharae Allen, LMT, to its staff. Sharae attended Maui School of Therapeutic Massage in Maui, Hawaii, prior to moving to Coeur d'Alene. She and the other therapists specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, sports, pre-natal and lomi lomi massage. She joins current therapists Jennifer Hansen HHP, LMT, Katie Patterson B.S., LMT, and Amy Norton NCLMT. Coeur d'Alene Massage Center is located at 2065 W. Riverstone Drive, Suite 203.

Attorney opens practice

Linsey E. Mattison has opened her law practice, Mattison Law Offices, PLLC. With a focus in family law, Mattison Law Offices assists individuals with all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody and child support, collaborative divorce, modifications, adoptions and prenuptial agreements. Located in Coeur d'Alene, the firm also practices in the areas of criminal defense, business law, wills and probate.

Mattison is a graduate of Coeur d'Alene High School, the University of Idaho and Gonzaga University School of Law. She is a founding member of Collaborative Professionals of North Idaho and member of the Idaho State Bar and Kootenai County Bar associations.

Information: www.mattisonlaw.com or call (208) 667-7621.

Bar has new name, owner

Sometimes notorious for fights and other activities, a new name has been given to an old downtown bar, now under new ownership.

Chad Tosh now calls the bar in the basement on North Fourth Street by a new name, 9 Below, after years of being known as Mik n Mac's.

"It is nine steps below street level," he said. "It is something fresh, something new. Mik n Mac's was something tired, with a stigma."

Tosh purchased the business in February, after seeing an ad for it in the paper, and refurbished the hardwood floor, the dance floor and the pool tables, and plans a few other improvements. Only in recent days did a new canopy over the entrance signal the change.

"I wanted a smooth transition," Tosh said. "It was for the better."

Tosh, a former bartender some years ago, works in the bar, along with one of the bartenders from the previous operation, while most other employees are new.

Live bands, disc jockeys several nights a week and karaoke are among the activities planned at 9 Below.

In recent years, several incidents have begun in or near the bar. In 2009, an altercation that began there ended in a murder a few hours later a block away on Third Street, when Timothy Wolfe was gunned down by Juan Carlos Villanueva.

Fights, stabbings and vehicular assault have also taken place near the bar.

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