New Eateries Come to Downtown Dothan

By: Patrick Claybon Email
By: Patrick Claybon Email

A walk through downtown Dothan could make you hungry, but for at least six months, the options have been quite limited for food.

The Bistro has been going strong for over a year; everywhere else, not so much.

However, this summer, two new establishments hope to give more local options to downtown; the Blues Kitchen and the Blue Moon Cafe on Foster Street.

Owner of the Blue Moon Cafe Janna Everett said, “I love downtown, historical things, old buildings, antiques and anything like that. I thought we could just play off of each other and bring some more to downtown."

Blues Kitchen Owner Eddy Stevens has actually had a restaurant in downtown Dothan twice before, but he says the downtown area is different than it has been in the past, and he's going to change the style up as well.

"We've been down here twice before, the third time is going to be a charm,” Stevens said. He says since years ago, the downtown area has, “Improved and we've gone to take out only instead of sit down."

The downtown area could experience a sort of renaissance, with more restaurants, and, as plans for The Depot and the Penny Building come closer to reality, as well as thoughts of the new library.

Cathy Cole, with the The Downtown Group said, “I think whenever you have a restaurant up in a downtown area, you're going to have foot traffic and people that would provide the kind of environment that you expect when you do come to a downtown area."

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