Foot massage business to open on 25th Street

A foot massage business is expected to open in March, the first to be approved by the city since a 2012 ordinance was passed to regulate massage establishments.

Tian Ding, Bloomington, received approval Tuesday from the Columbus Board of Works and Public Safety to open the Blue Bay Health Spa at 3984 25th St.

Ed Huff, who works with international students in Bloomington, spoke on Ding’s behalf during the meeting.

Huff said Ding already operates two locations of Blue Bay Foot Spa in Bloomington with five employees. The new spa in Columbus will have two employees, Huff said.

The exact hours of when the business in Columbus will be open are still being determined, Huff said.

The facility will have one shower, two tables and four foot massage stations, according to Ding’s application filed with the city.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or