Massage parlor, consignment store open in downtown Superior
September 15, 2022
Businesses have recently occupied two downtown Superior store fronts which previously were vacant.
Bobby and Angela Barton's business known as Lost and Found Treasures now occupies the space which previously housed the Emporium in the 400 block of Central Avenue.
The Bartons are Nelson residents and no strangers to finding and selling used merchandise.
They moved to Nuckolls County from Commerce City, Colorado, which was Bobby's hometown in search of a safer community in which to raise their children, Brandon, 14, Noah, 12, and Liam, 2. Brandon and Noah attend the Sandy Creek School. They have a fourth child, Hannah, who is grown and living on her own.
As an adult, Bobby has found various kinds of work while always being self-employed. He ran a moving company for 12 years. The past seven years he has worked with home remodeling. He's also classified as a power seller on the internet based eBay marketing platform.
Angela will be running the store while Bobby continues with his other ventures.
The store will accept consignments.
Next door at 410 Central the tenant is Jesse Edwards and her massage business. It's been on her heart to go out on her own. But being on your own sometimes can be painful even when it's the best thing for you to do. Jessi Edwards has been in business for many years but her success as an entrepreneur was a journey within itself.
Jessi grew up in Hebron and graduated from Hebron High School two years before the consolidation formed Thayer Central. After graduation, Edwards went to College for Hair Design and worked in Hebron for a year. When she moved to Superior in 2002, she met Matt, her husband. They met at a wedding reception and began talking. They danced all night. They began dating and were married two years later. Matt farms with his dad, Greg Edwards. Matt and Jessi have three children: Lilly 17, Dylan 15 and Marley 9.
Edwards worked at the former Sassy's for a couple years. Then when Susan Peterson had her shop in the M&R building, Jessi asked if she could share the space with her. That was the beginning of a wonderful friendship as well as a mentorship between Susan and Jessi.
Jessi began classes at the Universal College of Healing Arts in Omaha and graduated in 2009. She stayed home with her children for a couple years before starting work as a massage therapist in 2011. She first worked at her home, but she needed to separate her home from her business. She's been working at Solutions for 11 years. "Susan taught me how to be a professional and how to treat clients that come to me." Jessi said. "I'm lucky to have Susan in my life. I will miss her and Lanis but am glad we are friends. "It was hard to tell Susan I wanted to branch out on my own. It was like moving out of my home. My long-held dream is to be able to help in a small way with the healing of my clients at Revive Massage."
She is now operating her massage business at 410 Central Ave., in a space which previously housed the Dawg House.