A downtown Dothan business owner plans on opening a new restaurant in the center of the circle city.
“I want another restaurant down on this end of the street,”
Janna Everett is the owner and operator of Blue Moon Cafe on South Foster Street.
She recently leased the old Club Rio building which is two doors down from her restaurant.
“Initially, we wanted to do an upper scale oyster bar with several different steamed oysters and steamed crabs, steamed seafood,”
But the oil spill in the Gulf made her rethink her seafood style restaurant. So now, it's on to plan “B”.
“I went out of town this weekend and went to several different restaurants and looked at some ideas and unique eclectic little things we could do,”
“We've seen an amazing amount of progress in, let's say two years,” said executive director of the Downtown Group, Cathy Cole
Cole says she's pleased with the overall progress of the downtown area. She says while North Foster Street has seen it's share of development, she'd like to see South Foster get in on the action, too.
“We're excited because we've concentrated so much of our revitalization effort in this core area which is North Foster and the idea was always to keep going,” said Cole.
Cole says she's happy with the recent wave of downtown development.
“I think what happens is you get this momentum going you create an excitement within the community,”
Everett says she's not sure what the new restaurant will offer.
“Maybe a steakhouse, maybe barbeque chicken, pork chops, something like that,”
But hopes to have it all figured out soon.
“Just give us a couple weeks,” chuckles Everett. “And let us kind of figure out what we're going to do,”
Everett is not sure when the new restaurant will be open but she hopes it's sometime later this year.