A Chesterfield woman will open a one-chair beauty salon in her home after neighbors complained the salon would bring too much traffic. She met those neighbors at a public hearing, where the Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved the salon anyway.
"We have been residential, we'd like to stay residential," said one Stonehenge resident. That resident was one of many who sounded off, asking the Chesterfield Board of Zoning Appeals not to approve the beauty salon.
Homeowners in the affluent neighborhood fear the salon will bring traffic and open the floodgate for others to open businesses. The board disagreed, saying the salon won't be a detriment.
Dale Parrett is the hairdresser at the center of it all. She says, neighbors don't need to worry.
The salon will be in her basement, which has it's own door. She also says the driveway is long and shouldn't stop traffic and the salon will only be open three days a week.
Agreeing with her logic, the board unanimously approved her salon.
"I am so excited," said Parrett. "I can't wait to finish my room and go through the next process."
Before the salon can open, the Health Department must come and inspect it. Parrett says she plans to open the salon in November and convert complainers into loyal customers.
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