A Fresh Start For Cooper Center Nail and Skin Care Salon
Months after heavy snow causes roof to collapse, CT Nails reopens for business.
The owners of CT Nails opened the doors to their newly renovated nail and skin care salon earlier this month after suffering a major loss when the roof collapsed on their old store during last February's record-breaking, back-to-back blizzards.
Thankfully the worst days are behind them, and owners, Tony and Alice Nguyen, are ready to begin a new chapter in the story of their Cooper Center salon. Almost one year after the heavy snows destroyed their family-run business, the Nguyens officially re-opened their doors on January 3.
“We’re really happy to reopen and start providing services to our customers again,” Owner Tony Nguyen said. “Customers have been very patient and we are grateful for their support.”
A total of four businesses at the Cooper Center on Richmond Highway literally “froze” last February when heavy snow caused a large portion of the roof to collapse at the shopping center.
The weight was too much for the structure, and the roof came crashing down, causing more than $450,000 in structural damages throughout the shopping center, according to Chuck Cross, president of C.J. Cross Real Estate Services, Ltd.
Everything inside CT Nails was destroyed following the catastrophe, Nguyen said. "We had to rebuild and literally replace everything. It was a nightmare," he said.
Customers will see many new changes in the renovated salon. The new facility boasts four, state-of-the-art QSpa massage-style pedicure chairs, four new manicure stations, as well as a new relaxation room available for skin care and body treatments, including facials and waxing services.
The salon walls are filled with neat shelves of colorful nail polishes. A flat screen TV adorns the corner of one of the freshly painted walls. And brand-new, sparkling tiles blanket the salon’s floor.
“Cooper Center is comprised entirely of small businesses, therefore we are delighted that our customers have returned as the various merchants [who were affected by the roof collapse] have reopened,” Cross said, noting that two other businesses affected by the roof collapse, Taco Grande and Thai Nakorn, also recently reopened.
“CT Nails’ beautiful, new facility certainly enhances Cooper Center and we are thrilled to have them finally reopen. We want to continue our commitment in keeping Cooper Center an important asset for our neighbors," said Cross.
The Nguyens also own and operate V Nails, located on Backlick Road in Springfield. Nguyen said he encouraged many of his customers to visit V Nails while CT Nails was closed for renovations over the last year.
“Unfortunately, not all of them had this luxury because of transportation challenges,” he said.
Nguyen said he plans to host a grand reopening party later this spring to welcome back old customers and invite new neighbors in to check out the revamped salon. As part of a current re-opening special, Nguyen is now offering 10 percent off any nail or skin-care service.