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Flood can’t stop Walnut Grove salon

The Milica Salon and Spa needs renovations after a water pipe burst causing significant damage to the Walnut Grove business. The business does remain open, however, just at different locations. -
The Milica Salon and Spa needs renovations after a water pipe burst causing significant damage to the Walnut Grove business. The business does remain open, however, just at different locations.
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A flood dropping hundreds of gallons of water into Milica Salon and Spa in Walnut Grove may have dampened business at that location for a while, but hair is still being cut and spa services continue, just in different locations.

Milica owner Michelle Pargee has been putting in long days and into the night after a water pipe burst on Jan. 14, pouring more than 1,000 litres of water into the spa, causing the ceiling to collapse and ruining equipment.

“There was four inches of water on my floor,” said Pargee. “The firemen were amazing. They asked me what I needed saving so I told them the computers.”

The inside of the spa has to be completely redone and is currently under construction.

Milica’s at  #100-20330 88 Ave. should be up and running again in a few weeks, but in the meantime, Pargee had to scramble to find alternative locations.

Currently her hair salon is being run out of the Champers Salon (8790 204 St.), who have kindly offered half of their space.

The spa is being run two doors up from the current location on 88 Ave.

The only thing that can’t be done for now is pedicures, because the chairs and baths were tied into Milica’s plumbing. But massages, facials and other treatments are busy.

“My staff have been amazing to work so hard to get everything up and running,”she said. Milica’s serves about 40 to 50 clients per day, so it’s a busy place.

“Our clients have been so understanding and supportive.”

This isn’t the first time she has been flooded. It happened in December 2009.

This time, Pargee wants to make sure everyone knows they aren’t closed down, just working on renovating the salon and spa to get it looking fabulous again.

The phone number 604-513-1441 remains the same and all the 20 stylists are up and running too.

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