Dothan Development On The Ball

Highway 231 North appears to be a magnet for new businesses.

In the past two-years, there have several new developments just South of Napier Field Road. And plans are in the works for even more development.

Jackie Morrison is General Manager of the Cajun Steak and Grill which opened in late June. The restaurant boasts itself on being a "taste of New Orleans" in the Wiregrass.

Morrison says he chose to leave the same position at another restaurant because he and the restaurant's owner saw an opportunity. And it seems other businesses owners agree.

Two hotels, two steakhouses, Super Wal-Mart, a shopping plaza -- all of these in addition to an apartment complex being built behind Wal-Mart.

Another large development, Dothan Pavilion is planned directly across the street from Wal-Mart. Planning was tabled this month while trying to work out some details with property owners.

And even though officials wouldn't confirm or deny Target Store being part of the Dothan Pavilion, they did say an anchor store could likely be added.