Business Roundup: Grand openings, transformations mark recent changes |

Business Roundup: Grand openings, transformations mark recent changes

Griffin Rogers
TahoeChamber officials joined Sierra Smiles staff Monday to celebrate the practice's launch with a ribbon cutting.
Griffin Rogers / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

Recent changes to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore business sector include the expansion of a print shop in Meyers, a recently opened retail tax office in South Lake Tahoe, the transformation of a family dentistry practice in Zephyr Cove and a fairly new spa and salon near the state line.

Sierra Smiles, a Zephyr Cove-based family and cosmetic dentistry practice, celebrated its grand opening Monday after the business officially launched in September.

John Bocchi and Richard Lusby are the dentists behind the local office, which is now a branch of Bocchi’s Reno-based practice. Lusby was already practicing dentistry at the 308 Dorla Ct. location for about 10 years, and he will continue doing so under the office’s new name and direction.

“Each room now has a flat screen TV and wireless headphones so you can just lay back and relax,” Bocchi said. “We try to make it as comfortable as possible, even creating kind of a spa-like atmosphere.”

Speaking of spas, Ananda Spa and Salon is open for business at Heavenly Village above Stateline Brewery & Restaurant. The business launched last year, offering a variety of skin treatments, waxings, massages and body treatments.

Ananda staff could not be reached for comment by deadline. However, their website claims the spa and salon merges “science, art, and beauty to create an unforgettable wellness experience” for customers.

Ananda is open Wednesday through Sunday.

On the other side of South Lake Tahoe, a new H&R Block retail tax office has opened at the Kmart/Raley’s shopping center at the “Y”, or 1068 Emerald Bay Road.

The branch offers tax return preparation services, and a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held in January.

“For more than 55 years, H&R Block has been delivering trusted tax advice in neighborhoods across the county,” H&R Block District Manager Michalann Archey said in an earlier statement. “We’re excited to open this office and to meet and serve our new neighbors.”

Finally, Bona Fide Books reports that it is expanding its business in Meyers. The nearly six-year-old book publishing service is now also a print shop and community mercantile, providing printing workshops, fine art prints and other artistic creations.

“It’s really been an ongoing change the whole time I’ve been here,” owner and publisher Kim Wyatt said.

Bona Fide Books, located at 1069 Magua St. #4, possesses seven printing presses dating from the 1800s to the 1950s, Wyatt said. It offers classes on letterpress printing, as well as provides services to help writers prepare for book submission to publishers and agents.

A list of workshops, events and services can be found at

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