Ribbon Cutting: LMG Mane

Business By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, February 29, 2024

     The Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the town’s Economic Development Committee welcomed LMG Mane with a ribbon cutting. Leslie Gaensel opened her salon on Feb. 12 on Main Street, joined by friends, family and employees. The business is 10 years old and recently moved to downtown. 

    “We’re lucky to have a storefront on Main Street,” Gaensel said. Councilman Ray Garcia thanked her for investing in the town and said he passed by the storefront every morning and watched the progress as it prepared to open. Champagne and donuts were served at the party. 

     From left in the front row of the photo are salon manager Elizabeth Llibre, her husband Felix Llibre and their daughter Emily Llibre; Mayor Manny Cid; LMG Mane owner Leslie Gaensel; Matthew Casamayor, chair of the Economic Development Committee; Leslie’s husband Helmut Gaensel; Tico Casamayor, public relations director for the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Rafael Schuck, treasurer of the chamber. 

     Back row from left: Leslie’s aunt Blanca Castro; brother-in-law Kurt Gaensel; grandmother Gisella Perez; sister Jessica Carreño; mother Consuelo Carreño, and stepfather Stephen Votta. Also present but not shown were Councilman Ray Garcia and Felix Llibre, Elizabeth’s son.