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Las Vegas salon closes, later evicted amid pandemic

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Posted at 9:03 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 02:55:31-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The coronavirus pandemic forced a Las Vegas salon to close and subsequently be evicted after not being able to afford rent.

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The owners of Eclips Salon, near Silverado Ranch Boulevard and Maryland Parkway, says property management instructed them to pay what they owe or get out in five days, despite the salon asking for more time to pay.

“It’s been devastating to go out of business after nine years,” said owner Sheri Moore.

On July 1, commercial landlords and lenders could once again charge late fees, initiate lockouts, or start evictions for non-payment of rent.

Despite lifting the moratorium, the governor asked landlords and tenants to work together on repayment plans.

Moore says that didn't happen.

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“We were on our fourth lease, which clearly shows we were good tenants,” Moore said.

Looking for help, Moore applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), but she’s still waiting on the funds.

Moore believes her business isn’t the first, and won’t be the last to be evicted amid the pandemic.

“I have a feeling this is going to happen to a lot of people and I feel for them,” Moore said.

13 Action News has reached out to the property manager for comment, but no immediate response was given.

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