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Texas salon owner defies coronavirus restrictions, risks losing license
Dallas salon owner risks business license reopening during coronavirus
Salon a La Mode owner Shelley Luther has reopened her salon, disobeying Texas order for non-essential small businesses to remain closed amid coronavirus.
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Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther is risking her business license by reopening Salon A la Mode, while state coronavirus restrictions are still in effect.
Luther told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto, upon her reopening Friday, she was served a cease-and-desist from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins but defied the order by remaining open. Luther proceeded to publicly rip the order in half the following day.
Now Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is reportedly threatening to confiscate her business license. Luther said she learned of the warning while watching the news.
“I don't think he has the authority to do that,” she said. “I actually think what he's doing and what [Judge] Clay Jenkins is doing is criminal."
Gov. Abbott's office did not respond to FOX Business' request for comment.
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Luther believes it’s “ridiculous” that businesses like barbershops and salons are still unable to reopen since sanitation procedures are routinely practiced and inspected.