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East County Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 10 years ago

Ranch announces new merchants

by: Michael Eng Executive Editor

LWR Commercial Realty announced today the addition of two new merchants to Lakewood Ranch in two different locations.

Ming Wu Martial Arts has opened at the corner of Lorraine Road and State Road 70, and The Fish Hole Adventure Golf will be opening on Main Street in the spring.

Ming Wu Martial Arts owner Jessie Vi is an award-winning martial artist and humanitarian. Stepdaughter and student, Paige Oswald, 15, is a second-degree black belt and was just recruited onto the United States National Martial Arts Team. She will be one of the teachers at the school.

“I am so excited to finally be opening a school in Lakewood Ranch,” Vi said. “It has been a longtime dream to bring Ming Wu to such a family-oriented neighborhood where so many children and adults can benefit from the exercise and discipline martial arts can offer."

The Fish Hole on Lake Uihlein is adventure outdoor miniature golf and will begin construction on their facility which borders Lake Uihlein in February. Owner Jacob Spooner currently operates an adventure golf facility on Anna Maria Island and grew up in Manatee County.

“We could not be more thrilled to be bringing adventure golf to Main Street at Lakewood Ranch,” Spooner said.

Spooner also will open a golf and novelty store called Main Street Bazaar just a few stores down from the golf course. That store is expected to open in March.

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