• Name: Apple Nails and Pedispa
• Location: 5243 Highway 153, Suite B, in Hixson
• Owner: Peter Nguyen, who relocated to Chattanooga this year after working at another spa in Jackson, Mo. "We just love this area and wanted to get in a bigger, more upsale market," Nguyen said.
• Opened: Oct. 17
• Service: "Our modern, upscale nail salon offers a truly unique nail experience such as the area's only manicure bar and VIP pedicure room," Nguyen said. The spa offers a variety of manicures and pedicures and provides complimentary water, soda or wine. The spa includes 14 pedicure chairs and two wax rooms.
• Investment: More than $100,000
• Operating hours: Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.
• Staff: Six employees
• Contact: 423-710-3304
Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...