MOULTRIE — The Colquitt Tower continues to grow: A new hair salon opened there Tuesday and a new restaurant will be opening up in mid-February.

D.J. Armstrong, owner of Envy Salon Studio, said the new hair salon will offer a wide variety of services. Men and women can come to the salon, and it offers haircuts, hair coloring, foil, waxing and scalp treatment — and will offer facials, pedicures, acrylic nails and manicures in the near future. He hopes to also add a massage therapist, a nail technician and a cafe corner with coffee and other goodies.

This is the first salon he has owned, but Armstrong said he has been a hair stylist in Moultrie for six years. He is one of three hairdressers at the salon, along with Charmon Croft and Suzie Curles.

The location of the salon is wonderful because it is right in the center of Moultrie, Armstrong said. He liked the historical restoration at the tower, and Armstrong said he’d like to see the downtown Moultrie area come back to life.

Armstrong said the design for the salon was to give people a place to come that is different than any other place in town. He wanted to bring a touch of the big city to Moultrie.

“I wanted to create a place with a touch of Hollywood and more glamorous atmosphere,” Armstrong said.

The name for the salon came to his head while driving down the road, but Armstrong said the signs outside the salon have special meaning to him. The woman pictured on the signs is his mother, who was a model during the 1970s, and the photos were taken in Tifton.

Call 891-3643 to make an appointment at the salon, Armstrong said. Walk-ins are also welcome. The salon is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Plantation House, a new restaurant, is preparing for a mid-February opening. John Warner, the owner of the restaurant, said it will be primarily a seafood place, but he plans to also offer a country lunch, a blue plate special for lunch and dinner and a variety of salads.

Warner said he hopes the restaurant will be very nice and affordable for everyone, and Warner said anyone can come in, sit down at a table and be satisfied with their meal. He had previously had a seafood night at Bluegrass Barbecue on Highway 111 and has built a clientele from that as well as a catering business, which will now be based out of the restaurant.

The Colquitt Tower is a great place to have the restaurant in the beauty of downtown Moultrie, Warner said. He has vivid memories of eating downtown every Friday night with his family, and Warner hopes The Plantation House will provide families with the same memories.

Warner said he and his wife Ashley always wanted to own and run a business on their own, and everything about the location has come together for them. They are both putting their faith in the Lord with the restaurant, they said, and they have been blessed with how everything has worked out for them, including hiring two chefs who have worked at the Oaks Restaurant in Panacea, Fla.

The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Warner said. Meals will be available for dine-in or carry-out, and meals can be ordered by calling 985-0301.

Priscilla Carter, owner of the Colquitt Tower, said she is excited to add both the salon and the restaurant and is happy to have them as a part of the tower. The building has seven established businesses plus four apartments being leased on the top floor, but Carter said there is plenty of room left for more. There are currently four spaces open on the second floor of the building and the entire third floor is available, along with a corporate apartment available for lease.

Anyone who is interested in leasing a business location or being added to the waiting list for an apartment can call (229) 776-5865, Carter said.

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