Aura Salon has filled one of the longest-vacant spaces on the Cedar Springs strip.
Owner Darel McCurdy said the salon is open with four operators and he has space for 10 more. Before moving to Oak Lawn, he said he worked at a salon in Frisco for 15 years.
“I’ve wanted to come back down to the community for a long time now,” he said.
He said he is looking forward to greeting people at his open house that will be held on Saturday at the salon.
The space has been vacant for two-and-a-half years. The previous tenant was Zen Clips.
Buli, the cafe next door, had plans to expand with an option to lease the space for more than a year. Those expansion plans to turn the coffeehouse into a piano bar were halted by the city because of lack of parking for a bar or restaurant, which require more parking than retail tenants. That deal fell through and Buli remains a coffee and sandwich shop.
Currently, the only vacancy in the heart of the strip is the space formerly occupied by Drama Room. Another long-vacant space that was formerly An Occasional Piece is now the S4L spin studio.
Open house: 3910 Cedar Springs Road, Feb. 16 at 6–9 p.m. Wine, cocktails and appetizers served.