A historic Cartersville building being renovated for shops, loft apartments and maybe a restaurant has another tenant.
Fringe Salon and Day Spa, owned by Amberly Ivester and Alicia Flemons and set to open sometime in September 2013, also is the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce's 900th member, "an important milestone" for the Chamber, it announced in a press release.
“We are grateful to all members of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce," Membership and Marketing Director Chris Thomas said in the release. "It took 899 members to get us to this major milestone!
"We are proud to have members like Fringe Salon and Day Spa who chose Bartow County as their place to live and work, and support our Chamber and our community. It is a testament to the success of any business to see entrepreneurs like Alicia and Amberly begin a venture with zeal and passion.”
Fringe will offer the services of 12 stylists, a nail technician and an esthetician and operate in a "spacious, beautifully built-out part of the historic" building.
“At Fringe, mediocrity is not accepted—we are committed to providing exceptional services while also providing our customers with great support,” said Ivester, who has 14 years of experience in the hair care industry and 12 years of experience as a stylist and colorist.
Flemons is a 20-year veteran of the industry with a range of experience, including teaching apprentices.
“All of us at Fringe are committed to providing exceptional services for all of our customers, and to maintaining a good reputation for quality services in our salon," said Flemons. "We are excited about, and very much looking forward to, opening Fringe sometime in September.”
Darrah Photo was the first tenant of the old Nantucket factory at 100 Cook Street, built in 1941 and reportedly once the largest chenille plant in the world.Bandy Building co-owner John Lewis told Patch in November development partners were moving slowly filling the huge space, but were looking for a restaurant tenant and considering high-demand loft apartments.
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