With all the new plans in store for Ishpeming, individuals are recognizing it as the place for business expansion.
Main Street will be the home of Native Nails, a new nail salon that opened today in the downtown district. The owner says she actually declined offers from other towns in the area because Ishpeming offers a unique asset for business owners that can’t be matched.
“There were other options to go to Negaunee or Marquette — Marquette because it’s a bigger city — but this town supports one another and that caught my attention right away,” Native Nails owner Sarah Garver said.
Opening day started off with a round of scheduled appointments, and the salon already has plans for growth. The name, she says, was just about the easiest decision she had to make.
“I come from a reservation in Baraga, where I am Ojibwa, and I want to bring the culture here to Ishpeming,” continued Garver.
Garver specializes in nail art and has native-inspired jewelry. Native Nails will also soon offer tanning, waxing, massages and cosmetology services.