Chuggers becomes photography studio

Posted October 12, 2018 at 7:49 pm

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By Julie Ann Madden

For the first time, possibly since the building was originally built, the 230 Reed St. property will not be a bar.

Chuggers, which was owned by Cody Moffatt, has been sold to Liz and Mitch Less of Akron.

Therefore, it will be the new home of Seven Acre Photo’s photography studio.

“I’m ready to be back in town with our kids being little yet,” said Liz, who had brought her photography business to Akron in 2010, operating it out of their home. In 2013, they moved to 841 Mill St., bringing Seven Acre Photo studio with them. Then in 2016, they moved the photography studio to downtown Le Mars.

“I want to be more involved in the community aspect,” she added. “I felt like I was out of the loop all the time.”

“My Le Mars experience was a good experience,” she added. “This just feels like the right time (to return to Akron).”

Seven Acre Photo is a full service photography studio — from the beginning stages of helping customers choose their outfits to installing their final photographic artwork in their homes.

“My focus is more on newborns and families,” said Liz. “My work is heirloom quality art featuring the ones they love.”

As she and Mitch stood in their new building Sunday, just two days after the sale closing, she said she is going to photograph the two pieces of local wall art tributes inside the bar and present photographs of these to the Akron Fire-Rescue Department and Rebels baseball team.

Then the dark green walls featuring the large Chuggers logo and two wall art tributes and black ceiling will be gone as the Less’ remodel the building.

The couple plans to create a welcoming atmosphere in their new business spot.

“We’ll have people feel like it’s their home,” said Liz, “so they have a really fun, positive experience here — a relaxing, comfortable environment.”

Their opening target date for the Akron location is Feb. 1, 2019. In the meantime to schedule a photography session, call 712-539-2767 or email Liz at

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