Hair boutique damaged by storm days before reopening

Posted at 10:46 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 22:46:13-04

GRANDVILLE, Mich. — As hair salons inch toward reopening, one in Grandville is unfortunately going to have wait a little longer.

Pixie and Prim Hair Boutique on Wilson Avenue was prepping to open Monday the 15th like all others after being given to go ahead by Governor Whitmer last-week. But Wednesday's storm knocked a tree onto "Pixie and Prim" owner Jenna Gelderloos's building.

"We have to get our floor all redone and the ceiling needs to be repaired. The roof, they patched some spots today, we have fifteen holes up in the roof from the tree," Gelderloos told Fox 17 on Thursday.

After being closed so long, Gelderloos is handling this latest round of disappointment quite well and said while she would have preferred this to happen when they were closed months ago, better now than after reopening.

"To push it back a little more is easier than having to close again. To close right after we had opened after ten weeks, that would have been a little harder," she explained.

Now instead of opening on June 15, Gelderloos is hopeful for the week later, but realistically thinks their reopening might be delayed about two weeks.

"We have to just see what the (repair) company's lead times are because they were closed for several weeks as well. At least we get to reopen, I know a lot of companies aren't opening up after this, so we still get to reopen up," she explained.