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Lisa and Thomas Beam plan to open a new restaurant called Sesame Asian Kitchen next month at 21 Winburn Way, the former home of Lithia Stationers. The moderately priced restaurant will serve Chinese, Thai and Korean food for lunch and dinner. The Beams also own Pasta Piatti and co-own Tabu, two other downtown restaurants.

Earlier this month Carrie Eskenazi, a speech language pathologist, opened her own practice at 302 E. Hersey St., suite 12. Eskenazi, a former singer who also holds a master's degree in music, provides speech therapy for virtually all age groups, from infants to older adults. Previously she worked for Ashland Community Hospital, Providence Hospital and The Speech Center in Medford. For more information on Eskenazi's Developmental and Rehabilitative Services practice call 261-0054 or e-mail

Kent Noonan recently started a business called Luminous Technology that is dedicated to researching subtle energy, plant consciousness and light interactions in the body for healing and meridian activation, Noonan said. He is a specialist in lasers and electro-optics who has worked as a consultant in the field for the past three decades. Luminous Technology has one employee now and Noonan plans to hire more people next year. For more information call 708-0133.

Last month Steve Scholl joined Dotcomjungle, an Ashland-based retail consultant and Web development business. Scholl serves as the company's marketing and sales director. Dotcomjungle provides business consulting on a variety of topics including Web site development and payroll issues. Previously, Scholl served as the founding publisher of White Cloud Press/RiverWood Books. For more information call 690-4020 or log on to

— By Hannah Guzik

If you know of any Ashland businesses that have just opened or closed, contact staff writer Hannah Guzik at 482-3456 ext. 226 or

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