Setting Down Roots

Falconer Salon Reopens On Main Street After Fire

The team at Roots Salon was welcomed back with open arms to the downtown Falconer area by their landlord and the community at large. From left are Leslie Brown, Erin Roach, Stacy Howser, Brian Nelson, Amber Olrogg, Abbey Hildom and Pat Farmer. Submitted photo

FALCONER — Roots Salon is open for business in Falconer once again, just down the street from its former location.

The local salon was a part of the structures that were ruined in the Falconer fire in March that left several local businesses crippled and reduced apartments to nothing, but timbers and bricks. After a few months of hard work and the generosity of another local business owner, Roots Salon is up and going in downtown Falconer once again.

Owner Stacy Howser said she and her team are thankful to the other hair salons, including Forbici Hair Design, Classic Cuts and Penny’s Salon, which took them in during the months of renovations. She said they are pleased to be back in Falconer at their new home on Main Street. The shop is located in between the Falconer Vac Shop and The Blue Fin Pet Shop at 15 Main St. in Falconer.

Howser said the plan had been to move to their current location at the end of this year before the fire occurred, but the fire acted as a catalyst to move the date up.

“It’s been a blessing in disguise,” Howser said.

The new location of Roots Salon in Falconer is just up the road from their old location on Main Street. P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

She said the community has welcomed them back with open arms, stopping into the shop just to see what it looks like. The new facility has been completely redone, thanks to their landlord, Brian Nelson, who renovated everything. The shop is full-service, offering hair services, manicures, pedicures and everything anyone could want out of a salon, Howser said. The shop also offers another seat, which the previous salon did not have.

“It’s beautiful,” she said.

Howser said the hope is that this will be the final location for the salon for a good long while.

“I have roots all over the city now,” she joked.

The shop is open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 664-2204.