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Unique concept pairs wine, hair salons

Two new retail outlets—Central Wine Bar, a brand new wine bar and retail outlet, and Model Citizen, a full-service hair and make-up salon—officially opened for business on Feb. 11.

Celebrating the opening of Central Wine Bar in midtown Phoenix are assistant manager Allie Madigan, left, and owner/manager Jenna Rousseau (photo by Teri Carnicelli).

Celebrating the opening of Central Wine Bar in midtown Phoenix are assistant manager Allie Madigan, left, and owner/manager Jenna Rousseau (photo by Teri Carnicelli).

The two businesses share a multi-use space located between midtown eateries George & Dragon Pub and The Clever Koi at 4236 N. Central Ave. Common areas that both businesses can take advantage of are the restrooms and a cozy sitting area. When one business is closed but the other is open, a metal roll-down door blocks off the closed business but leaves the sitting area and bathrooms available to the other.

Jenna Rousseau, the owner and manager of Central Wine, spent many years in Italy learning about wine, and resided in the Sonoma area working at numerous wineries before moving back to the Valley. Because of her connections in California, she can offer wines that otherwise have no distribution in the Arizona market. Bottles can be purchased and consumed on site for a $5 corkage fee.

There also are six wines and four beers on tap, as well as small plate offerings provided by Arcadia Farms. Central Wine will feature happy hour specials, flights, tastings and more. It is open noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Jacki Tatman and Erin Essert are co-owners of Model Citizen, the latest in the Leidan Mitchell family of salons. “We’ve enjoyed being involved in fashion shows and fundraisers, doing the hair and make-up for models,” Tatman says, explaining the salon’s unique name. “But with this place we also really wanted to be more of a neighborhood joint and become more involved in this vibrant community.”

Essert, who also is a trained stylist, has lived just a couple miles up the road for 20 years and is excited about the salon’s location, with easy access to the light rail and great restaurants nearby.

The salon sports 12 stations and offers full-service hair, as well as trained makeup artists and an eyelash extension specialist. Whether you are preparing for a big event or just a girl’s night out, or want to change your look, the stylists can make your dream image into a reality.

The salon features highly trained Goldwell color specialists, and offers the full line of Bumble and Bumble retail products.

Model Citizen is open Monday through Saturday with evening appointments available. Call 602-296-0909 to make an appointment.

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