There are signs of a new business on the way for North Broadway.
Andy Anderson of Austin has a banner up for a new Fastsigns location coming soon at 200 N. Broadway in the Dison's Cleaners Center.
While the Fastsigns name is very familiar in the Twin Cities, this will be the Carrollton, Texas-based chain's first appearance in southeastern Minnesota.
"They have been looking to expand into Rochester. With Destination Medical Center, they anticipate growth here will be incredible," said Anderson, who is the co-owner and onsite operator. He's partnering with Gene Clement.
The plan is to start the build out of the location in September and hopefully open in the fall or early winter. He expects to start with three on staff, including himself.
That 1,500-square-foot space was last occupied by the women's clothing resale store called Nu On U, which closed in September. For Med City old timers, that's the spot that previously housed Wireless Toyz and Hobbit Travel back before that.
The real estate deal was handled by Al Watts of Wilson Watts Commercial Real Estate and Bucky Beeman of Realty Growth Inc. The center is owned by Tasos Psomas' Skiathos LLC.
Fastsigns is known for offering a wide array of printed products ranging from banners, signs, vehicle wraps down to flyers and business cards. It's main focus is business-to-business, though it can also handle typical consumer projects.
"We do can anything that a business might need," said Anderson. "Our big things are quality and a very quick turnaround time."