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Key Lime Pie Salon Closes in VaHi

The business had operated on Highland Avenue for many years.

Key Lime Pie, a longtime salon, spa and hairdresser in Virginia Highland, has shut its doors.

A piece of paper taped to the front door at 806 N. Highland Ave. says, "We are in the process of moving to a new location."

The paper didn't list the new location. The phone number provided as a contact gave a busy signal on several calls.

An employee at a nearby business says the spa cleared out on Friday.

Key Lime Pie was located next door to Ben & Jerry's, which closed in 2011. The closing leaves an extended amount of empty storefront space on North Highland.

Lindsey Willy Williford September 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Does anyone know where Dee, the hair stylist, went to work after the salon closed? She was so amazingly great at cutting my hair and it's time for a cut!
Alexander Bellamy September 23, 2013 at 07:41 AM
Thank god, I found D! and key-lime's new spot. Same phone number: 404-873-6512 New Name: The Tutor Salon — by key-lime I think the address is: 1581 North Decatur Rd. 30307 D, owner of key-lime pie, opened a new Aveda Salon in the Emory Village. It's a smaller place, but beautiful of course, and has a smaller staff of really caring, committed stylists. There's no spa, but the whole experience feels so much more...personal...and caring. It's a great place and it's right next to some awesome food [rise-n-dine, bad dog taqueria, the oak and elm]. A lot more "community feeling" than the Highlands.
Barbara Baggerman November 02, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Still doesn't answer the question of what is up with this strip. What are they doing wrong that the other commercial sections of the neighborhood are doing right? Yes, parking is a problem that would preclude some businesses. But storefronts were full 10-20 years ago and there was no more parking then than there is now (although having to pay to avoid the PA gestapo is a definite deterrent). So what has changed? High rents? So lower the rent (law of supply and demand). Seems like some rent would be better than no rent. If high property taxes are an issue, seems like the fact that the space is apparently unrentable at high rates would be a good argument for a lower tax valuation. The only other explanation I can figure is that maybe the owner wants the block to decline and vacate so they can sell it and put up something big and ugly. That would be terrible. Our historic 1920s-30s storefronts are a significant part of the attraction of our neighborhoods.
Laura Ginn Coerper December 01, 2013 at 10:24 PM
This place has been giving me the runaround for months about a $180 massage gift certificate that they can't honor and won't seem to refund. Excuses every time if call.

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