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Nail Salon on Bell Boulevard Fixes Cracked Structure and Reopens

City's Department of Buildings had forced Rani to vacate due to cracks in its walls and beams.

A Bayside business deemed in danger of collapsing by the city’s Department of Buildings has reopened, according to the agency’s website.

Rani Salon and Nail Spa, located at 41-17 Bell Blvd., was forced to vacate its property next to the community’s Long Island Rail Road station earlier this month.

According to the DOB’s website, the business owner has fixed cracked beams and walls at the site. Previously, the agency found that the structure’s stability was in question due to the cracks.

The vacate order was rescinded on Sept. 19.

“The vacate order has been lifted and the business has reopened,” said Lyle Sclair, executive director of the Bayside Village Business Improvement District. “It’s good for people to know that they are back in business.”

The Long Island Rail Road closed one of its staircases next to the building as a precautionary measure in case the property collapsed.

The staircase had still not been reopened to the public as of Monday. An LIRR spokesman said it would reopen once outside repairs had been completed on Rani's building to ensure that no loose brick or mortar could fall on the staircase.

Harriet Brown September 25, 2012 at 04:13 PM
The store isn't opened yet. But, the whole business needs to be fixed immediately for the safety of all.
Harriet Brown September 28, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I have to check that out., I still haven't seen it open yet. The same is true of the staircase to the LIRR.

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