Mount Juliet’s businesses went away again after the recent floods

Mount Juliet’s businesses went away again after the recent floods

“By Sunday, we have to close it down completely, remove every shelf, mirror, everything on the wall and turn the space over,” said Nguyen. The nail salon is preparing to shut down again after recent flooding destroyed its sub-flooring.

Next to the salon at the Valley Center mall is RockStar Academy of Dance. Chandler said because the studio has been flooded several times before, it couldn’t find flood insurance… meaning these new damages are coming out of pocket.

“In losses, we’re probably right at $100,000. What it’s going to cost us? Probably close to $75,000 to reopen.” It was also already a tough year for restaurants, but Memo’s was also hit in the flood.

The flooding reached up to four feet. “It is our fourth flood. Second worst being 2010 when Nashville got hit, but we took on more water this time than we’ve taken on ever,” said owner Lacy Chandler.

For the second year in a row, the Mexican restaurant will be closed on Cinco De Mayo. “We’re resilient and, you know, we take one thing at a time and you know keep moving and keep going.” Murillo has also committed to paying his employees while the restaurant is closed. “When you think about all the hard work you put into the business and all the sacrifices, you know, everything that it takes to run a business and to have a business it was just really hard and, you know, you don’t know what’s next,” said owner of Memo’s Mexican Kitchen, Memo Murillo.

Source www.newschannel5.com The businesses will all have to close for various amounts of time for repairs.

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