Business

Smokey’s is mobile

Broyles, Farragut resident, takes pride in his mobile bike repair biz

Farragut resident Shannon Broyles started a mobile bike repair business about 18 months ago. He named the business Smokey’s Mobile Bicycle Repair after his bluetick hound, Smokey.
Smokey, the bluetick hound, flies down the dirt trail, right in front of Shannon Broyles’ mountain bike.

“We do about 7 miles,” Broyles said about the dog, the namesake for his business. “She gets tired after that.”

They finally arrive back at the waiting pickup that bears the name Smokey’s Mobile Bicycle Repair.

Smokey rides shotgun on the way home and then watches from her Watt Road area yard as her owner drives away again.

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Sola Salon Studios has mix of stylists

Ashley Adcock, right, owner of Designs by Ashley, has settled into her new double suite space at Sola Salon Studios at 11324 Parkside Drive, to serve customers such as Julie Williams from Maryville.
Sola Salon Studios in Turkey Creek is undergoing changes with renovations, moves for stylists and additions of new stylists.

The suite location, 11324 Parkside Drive, has eight stylists in its 18-suite facility.

“We’re completing a renovation, and we should have that finished in maybe five or six weeks. We have great changes happening,” said Jessica Bolton, manager of Sola Salon Studios. “They are motivating and exciting for me and for the stylists. You can tell there’s a new energy around the salon.”

For example, Bolton said Ashley Cotie Adcock, who owns Designs By Ashley, has moved from a single suite to a double suite.

Likewise, Holley Bryant, owner of Peace Love Hair, has moved to a larger suite, which she will be sharing with a new stylist, Jamie Myers, who will be opening Tousled hair salon. Myers said she is hoping to open in early September.

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