UNIVERSITY PARK -- Shoppers looking for a touch-up on their eyebrows will have a place to shed those stray hairs.
Brow Art 23 filed a building permit application Tuesday for a new salon inside the Mall at University Town Center. The salon will be on the second floor adjacent to Dillard's.
The franchised company performs a Middle Eastern technique called eyebrow threading, where a piece of thread is twisted into a double strand to remove body and facial hair. The boutiques also apply henna tattoos, eyelash extensions and makeup.
The Wilmette, Ill., company has more than 150 stores in the United States, with Florida having the most locations of any state. There is a store at Westfield Sarasota Square mall.
The company was founded in 2006 by Elizabeth Porikos-Gorgees. She attempted to open her second location at International Plaza in Tampa but couldn't find any space at first, leading her to go back to Chicago and grow the business, according to the company's website.
The Brow Art locations in Florida are required to have a salon license and have in-line tenant spaces as opposed to kiosks so they can connect to running water, according to the company's website.
Also, Jackie Z Style Co., and TINA Stephens applied for building permits this week, as their announcements have been previously reported by the Herald. The Mall at UTC is expected to open Oct. 16 off Cattlemen Road and University Parkway.
Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters
NEW YORK -- The stock market isn't the only place that's been signaling jitters among investors. The $2.3 trillion market for risky U.S. corporate debt has also been under pressure.
A five-year rally in junk bonds abruptly stalled last month. As with other higher-risk investments, investors have pulled back mainly because they worry about the end of the Federal Reserve's policy of near-zero interest rates.
Investors expect the central bank to raise rates sometime next year, and that means the value of bonds currently held in portfolios will fall.
Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes
NEW YORK -- When birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That's why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks.
One Ohio airport is now experimenting with a new, gentler way to avoid bird strikes: planting tall prairie grass.
Heavy birds like geese -- which cause the most damage to planes -- are believed to avoid long grasses because they fear predators might be hiding within. So officials at Dayton International Airport are converting up to 300 acres of the airfield's 2,200 non-aeronautical acres into prairie grass. The goal is, by the end of this year, to plant the tall grass under the takeoff and landing paths.
Herald staff and wire reports