Customers of VT Nails in Nevada have been wondering if their nail salon will ever reopen.
A sign on the door since Oct. 12 has said the business is closed. On Monday, the sign had been removed, and the business remained closed.
According to Dave Sly, who owns the building at the north end of the Sixth Street business district, where VT Nails was located, VT Nails was broken into around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 12.
“They damaged all the pedicure chairs and knocked the nail polishes off the walls,” Sly said.
Nevada Police Chief Ricardo Martinez said an officer was at VT Nails on Oct. 12, and owner Christina Nguyen reported cash had been stolen, along with the other damages.
Martinez also confirmed information received by the Journal that the American Legion building, across the street from VT Nails, had also been vandalized in October. He said earlier in the month, on Oct. 2, it was reported that someone attempted to break into the Legion building. “There were marks around the door,” he said, but noted that no one actually got into the building.
Sly said VT Nails’ owners do not plan to re-open. “So we are looking for a new nail salon tenant,” he said.
VT Nails, which was owned by Kory and Christina Nguyen, opened in Nevada in September of 2017, renting space in a building at 1229 South G Ave. The business operated there until it relocated to the main street area when Sly’s building opened and a street-facing unit was prepared for the nail salon business.
VT Nails opened at the new location, along Sixth Street, around April of 2018, and its owners said at the time that they were excited about the newly remodeled space and about coming to the downtown area.
The Journal has tried to contact the VT Nails owners, but has been unable to reach them.
Sly said the cameras on his building show a black Jeep SUV was in the area near the time of the break-in. He said other evidence is still being processed.
As a result of the break-in at his building, Sly said he has added more security cameras, additional outside lighting and an additional security system. Also, he said, “the doors have been reinforced.”
Anyone interested in renting the salon space can call Sly at 515-450-2335.