Fort Worth, Texas – March 30, 2020 – To combat COVID-19, Governor Greg Abbot of Texas has taken a variety of measures, including issuing an executive order that closed all hair and nail salons across the Lone Star state.
“Our salon tenants are small business owners and they can’t earn any money when a public health crisis forces us to close all our locations,” said Salon and Spa Galleria Manager Jennifer Knittel. Many salons in the area are enforcing leases and requiring tenants to pay.
“Although our tenants are on leases, they need our help right now,” said Knittel. “We have decided to pause all rent on their salon spaces until we can open back up.”
Salon and Spa Galleria is a family-owned chain that offers salon suites for rent to aspiring beauty professionals who chose to operate as independents. “We are fortunate that we own our locations, and, even though we have mortgages on the properties, we have enough capital to help our salon owner tenants weather this difficult time,” added Knittel.
“It was a relief to get that text,” said Hector Saez, of Hector’s Style Shop, a Salon and Spa Galleria tenant in Bedford, TX.
Lindsey McGrady, who provides customer service for Salon and Spa Galleria tenants said, “Our tenants are glad to have one less worry right now.” She has been helping the chain’s tenants get information on Small Business Administration loans.
“We have partnered with one of our banks, Happy State Bank, and SBA Specialist David Weiner,” said McGrady. Salon and Spa Galleria has mailed SBA loan packages to all tenants, as well as a direct referal to the banker. “We’re making a push to get entrepreneurs in our community up and going again until this crisis has passed,” said Weiner.
Salon and Spa Galleria’s leasing agents have been adding tenants because they are offering move in specials that include up to 12 weeks of free rent after salons reopen. “We’re doing all we can right now to help our tenants get through Corona,” said Knittel. She adds, “Many of the new tenants are moving from other salons that haven’t been in a position to support the tenants the way we have.”
About Hector Saez of Hector’s Style Shop
Hector Saez offers a full range of men’s grooming services in a relaxing atmosphere. His barbershop is located at Suite 109, inside Salon and Spa Galleria at 1501 Airport Highway, Bedford TX 76117. Reach Hector at (817) 937-9846.
About Salon and Spa Galleria
Salon & Spa Galleria is a full-service salon and spa with professionals who offer a wide range of beauty services. We are one of the fastest growing suite rental salons in Tarrant County.
We have private and luxurious salon suites that are designed for independent beauty and wellness professionals. To learn more or lease salon space in Fort Worth, visit www.salonandspagalleria.com.