The Glass & Pillar Spa opened in 2006 at 563 Front Street North, a building with a lot of history. “I enjoy hearing stories about this location from clients. My husband and I used to go to Williams Beef Parlor for our anniversary, when we were first married,” says owner Gayle Tidball. This location was chosen over four other locations. “We love this location. It has great visibility and is close to the highway for our customers coming across the border.” Tidball became the sole owner when her partner retired in 2012.
Tidball is a trained esthetician with thirty years of experience. “I’ve worked in spas, for a dermatologist, taught at a private vocational school and in the college system. I was also a sales representative for a skin care company. That’s when I started to think about opening a spa.” She applied her previous experience as a sales rep to create Glass & Pillar. Originally, the business used half of the space but expanded to occupy the entire building in 2016, when the previous tenant moved. “We needed to utilize the additional space because we were turning away customers.”