Gail Bowden

Senior Investment Advisor

SVN Commercial Advisory Group has managed the $3.35 million sale of a four-story building that housed the John Carl Spa & Salon in downtown Sarasota. The property at 1345 Second St. will become the flagship for the Laser Lounge Spa, which has 10 locations nationwide, seven in Florida. Advisors from SVN Commercial Advisory Group handled both sides of the deal: Gail Bowden, Senior Investment Advisor, represented the seller and Ryan McDonald, Advisor, represented the buyer. “John Carl Spa & Salon was part of the Sarasota community for over 20 years,” Bowden said. “I am thrilled that Laser Lounge Spa will be taking over such an iconic building and will be ushering in a new vision of the salon and medical spa industry.”

Constructed in 2000 by local architect Max Lassiter, the building and covered parking facility contain more than 15,000 square feet, which includes an elevator and a European-style kitchen. A spiral staircase connects the third and fourth floors. The roof is fully accessible and offers panoramic views of Sarasota Bay. Jonathan Sigg and his wife, April, are co-owners of the Laser Lounge Spa chain. The centers provide a range of beautification and anti-aging services, including botox and laser skin-care. Sigg said they will operate the spa on the building’s second floor, using the third and fourth floors as short-term rentals for vacationers. The ground floor will contain a hair and nail salon.

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