July 5, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Sunnyside’s wealth of nail and beauty salons will see an addition in a few weeks time when a new salon opens on Queens Boulevard.
“Pink Nails,” the name of the nail salon, will open at 46-21 Queens Blvd. sometime at the end of July or early August, according to Elsa Tirape, the owner.
Tirape, a 36-year-old Ecuadorian native living in Corona, said she’s been thinking of opening a nail salon of her own for a while, and found an opportunity to do so when she saw the “for rent” sign over the store—once a pharmacy.
She began working on fixing up the new place with new shelving and finishes about two months ago, and will offer an array of services including manicures, pedicures, waxing, and massages when the salon opens. Manicures will be priced at $12, while pedicures will cost $25.
While this is Tirape’s first business, she brings her experience from working at a popular Sunnyside nail salon, Lotus Nails & Spa, to the new location.
The Queens Boulevard site was previously occupied by Platinum Pharmacy, which opened in 2015 but shuttered in late 2017.