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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: Nail bars transition towns? Reply with quote

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Analysts say nail bars are one of the fastest-growing businesses on the high street, making up 16.5 per cent of new outlets in the past three years.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2093934/The-rise-rise-nail-bar-Towie-effect-sees-salons-springing-pound-shops.html



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No reflection on the businesses featured in the article, but in South London a lot of nail bars are associated with Vietnames and other criminal gangs laundering drug money.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I find screws more useful than nails, as they can be removed and reused more easily, and the materials that are screwed together can be dismantled and reused Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnB wrote:
Actually I find screws more useful than nails, as they can be removed and reused more easily, and the materials that are screwed together can be dismantled and reused Very Happy.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

South London nail bars also have a tendency to destroy protected shopfronts. Many cases of conservation area shopfronts being trashed by these places e.g. in Crystal Palace (which has three conservation areas). Some locals have for some time been finding it difficult to understand why so many operate, how they function given not great demand. Perhaps the money laundering explains it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodpecker wrote:
South London nail bars also have a tendency to destroy protected shopfronts. Many cases of conservation area shopfronts being trashed by these places e.g. in Crystal Palace (which has three conservation areas). Some locals have for some time been finding it difficult to understand why so many operate, how they function given not great demand. Perhaps the money laundering explains it.


Desperate and stupid people buying franchises?

I always associated roadside flower sellers with money laundering and drug smuggling.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodpecker wrote:
South London nail bars also have a tendency to destroy protected shopfronts. Many cases of conservation area shopfronts being trashed by these places e.g. in Crystal Palace (which has three conservation areas). Some locals have for some time been finding it difficult to understand why so many operate, how they function given not great demand. Perhaps the money laundering explains it.


I never quite understand how there is enough business to sustain all Britain's estate agents, carpet shops, hair dressers, flourists, bookies, nail bars, wedding shops, self tanning shops etc.

What about some shops that actually sell something useful?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not franchises, no. These are all independent trashy-looking places.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might tie in with my 3,000-per-woman puzzle: perhaps nobody spends that much on "beauty", but everyone thinks we do because the nailbars, hairdressers, etc, are actually laundering money.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nail bars seem to be more a thing of the less-well-off parts of town- but here in the suburbs of Stockton, we seem to be having a proliferation of beauty salons.

And then let's nt forget those fish pedicure places, which are bound to not last after the fad has worn off.
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