Lason and Spa

March 25, 2008 at 12:55pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

On both Saturday and Sunday I happened to drive on South 56th Street between Old Cheney and Pine Lake Road. On the west side of the road, just south of Old Cheney, there are some relatively new commercial buildings. A sign on one of them drove me nuts:

lason spa

What the ... ? Did the sign installers swap the L and the S? I’ve heard of a salon & spa, but “lason” isn’t a word I’ve ever heard of. I assumed it was just a very public typo.

It was bugging me enough that I did a little research. As it turns out, it is a new business called “Lason Spa”, and they are having a ribbon cutting (PDF) on April 3, sponsored by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Darn, not a typo. But what is a lason?

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JT March 25, 2008 at 1:55pm

Going to go out on a limb here and guess its someone’s last name…

Mr. Wilson March 25, 2008 at 2:06pm

Oh sure, go for the easy answer. Where’s your sense of adventure?

Fletch March 25, 2008 at 2:29pm

It sounds like something that would require a shot of penicillin.

Gene March 25, 2008 at 5:14pm

Oooooh, a penicillin bar and spa!

beerorkid March 25, 2008 at 6:34pm

dyslexia?

Diane Kaye March 25, 2008 at 6:42pm

OK - I called. The “L” is for Lisa, one of the owners, and the “ason” is for Jason, without the J, and when it’s pronounced, it sounds kind of like “salon” so it’s also a play on words.

There you go.

beerorkid March 25, 2008 at 6:45pm

pfffffffft sure actually find out the truth.  That no fun.  Lets keep the random speculation going.

I hear they are French and trying to convert us wink

Mr. Wilson March 25, 2008 at 6:48pm

Thanks, Diane!

Diane Kaye March 25, 2008 at 7:31pm

I know. What a poop I am. Goes with my job as a technical writer, and a previous life as a reporter - always trying to find out the facts.

Fletch March 26, 2008 at 12:26am

I try to never let the facts get in the way of a good blog post. Or even a not-so-good blog post. Thanks for the fact checking! Note to would-be business owners - don’t choose a name that is too cute or requires explanation, or is hard to pronounce or spell. Just another free tip from your ol’ pal Fletch.

kendra March 27, 2008 at 11:51pm

Here I was hoping for some sort of south Lincoln location for Iasan & Sebastian, the downtown salon.

(On the sign, Lason looks like Iason)

rachel April 17, 2008 at 3:29pm

Lason and Spa is actually a very fabulous salon and spa.  Lisa and Jason have done a great job, and will go back to the spa and Lisa until I can’t go anymore.  Everyone should see what they are about, you won’t regret it!!!!

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