MEDINA — Dennis Vo, owner of Best Nails and Spa, is eternally grateful to the city of Medina’s building official, Dan Gladish.
During a renovation of his business, at 895 N. Court St., Vo said his contractor “abandoned me right in the middle of it.”
Vo, 29, wasn’t sure he could go on with the business.
With the help of Gladish, he found a new contractor who completed the project.
“He got (nine) new chairs, new manicure tables and new wiring,” Gladish said.
Vo and his wife, Tammy, celebrated the store’s grand reopening and ribbon-cutting Friday. The shop opened in 2014.
City of Medina Economic Development Director Kimberly Marshall said Vo almost went out of business, but he refused to give up.
“He’s a fighter,” she said.
During the ribbon-cutting, Vo asked Gladish to join in the picture.
“Me and Dan worked together,” he said. “Dan pushed everything forward for me.”
Vo said he’s proud of himself for getting the business back on its feet.
“My family and clients didn’t give up on me,” he said.
Vo said that business has been “excellent.”
“The clients in Medina are like no other,” he said. “It’s the best we’ve ever had. We’ve put a lot of effort into this.”
The new chairs for pedicures are state-of-the-art and include attractive lighting.
Ward 2 Councilman Dennie Simpson made a visit to the spa after he had a hip replacement and couldn’t bend down to trim his toenails.
“It was a delightful experience,” Simpson said.
Vo said he employs seven, including himself. Many of them are family members.
“This is a great feeling,” he said. “I see a lot of growth in Medina.
“We loved Medina so much, we moved to Medina.”