A nail shop opened last week in the central city of Perth after more than a month of closure by the Perth and Northern Territory government.
The shop, located on Queen Street, opened to the public at 3am on Monday.
Owner Michael O’Neill said he had received several offers of help from people wanting to open nail shops in Perth.
“I don’t think there’s anyone that is quite as determined as us to try and get this thing open,” he said.
“And if they’re really keen on it, they can come to the shop.”
The city of 100,000 is the fifth-largest city in Australia, but has been without electricity for two months due to a power cut.
Mr O’Brien said he was confident that he and his partner would be able to open the shop.
“We’re pretty confident,” he told ABC News.
“It’s a very strong business, we have a good supply chain.”
Mr O, who has been the owner of nail shops for more than 20 years, said the business was not about the money, but the people that patronised it.
“People come in and they buy nails, they buy a bottle of wine and they leave with a nice tip,” he explained.
“That’s what we do.
People want to have a bit of fun, to see a bit more of their local area.”
What we’ve seen so far is people want to be part of something.
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