The former Aubrey’s restaurant site in Farragut will be a second location for Saah Salon Suites, which Suzanne and Charlie Saah, the property’s new owners, expect to open in the fall.
Plans are underway to renovate the site, at 102 S. Campbell Station Road, to house suites for cosmetology and similar businesses, Suzanne Saah said. The site will have 26 suites available with eight of those suites already pre-leased.
“We are excited,” she said. “They will be luxury suites with wonderful amenities. It’s going to be amazing. Everyone seems excited already.”
Suzanne said she and Charlie chose the Farragut site because they fell in love with the former restaurant.
“So many people loved Aubrey’s and didn’t want it to leave. My husband and I went there to eat, and we love Farragut,” she said.
Since requesting approval on their site plan from town of Farragut, she said Town officials welcomed the Saahs and their development.
The couple is looking for
hair stylists, nail technicians, estheticians and massage therapists to rent space in the suites.
“We are looking to empower women and men to open their own business,” Suzanne said. She acknowledged starting a business on one’s own is daunting, but said she would
help new business owners get started.
“I’m there to guide them,” she said. “They are in business for themselves but they are not alone.”
The couple’s first salon suites development was opened three years ago at 8915 George Williams Road, off Ebenezer Road, Knoxville.
Charlie has owned and operated C & S Refinishing and Upholstery for 35 years while Suzanne, previously a hair stylist, said she wanted to get back into the business.
“This is my passion,” she said. “I know how hard cosmetologists work and I want their hard work to pay off.”
The Saahs purchased the former Aubrey’s property to expand their salon suites business, Suzanne said.
“We think the time is right [to expand],” she said.
“We wanted to come to Farragut because we love the Town and we love the Farragut feel.
“We have had a lot of stylists who asked us to open another salon,” Suzanne said.
To pre-lease space in the Farragut location, call 865-705-5234 or visit online at saahsalonsuites.com.