Salon owner forced to close after Pelosi visit may now reopen

An elected official in California has urged the salon owner at the center of the Nancy Pelosi's mask-less blowout saga to reopen her business in a different county after being forced to shut down due to threats. 

Erica Kious, who has lived in San Francisco for 15 years, revealed earlier this month she was closing her ESalon SF following the controversy surrounding Pelosi's visit. 

Kious had said she was forced to close because she was now too afraid to do business in San Francisco after receiving death threats. 

She revealed earlier this week that she didn't know when or where she would open up another salon. 

Bonnie Gore, who is an elected official in Placer County, subsequently wrote to Kious saying the county would welcome her with open arms if she wanted to reopen there. 

Erica Kious, who has lived in San Francisco for 15 years, revealed earlier this month she was closing her ESalon SF following the controversy surrounding Nancy Pelosi's visit

Erica Kious, who has lived in San Francisco for 15 years, revealed earlier this month she was closing her ESalon SF following the controversy surrounding Nancy Pelosi's visit

'As an elected official, I am disheartened to hear about your recent experience in San Francisco with the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, at your salon,' Gore wrote in the letter that she later posted on Facebook. 

'I cannot image the heartbreak you have experienced during Covid-19 especially since your business and livelihood have been completely upended in the past few weeks. 

'While you may already know your next destination, I would like to invite you to consider setting up your next salon here.

'Our arms are open to hard-working small business owners.' 

Placer County is about three hours from San Francisco.

Kious and her salon became the subject of national headlines after Pelosi was seen flouting pandemic health guidelines inside the business on August 31 when she received a blowout. 

Pelosi argued that she was 'set up' by the owner but Kious has denied those claims and called them 'absolutely false'. 

Bonnie Gore, who is an elected official in Placer County, subsequently wrote to Kious saying the county would welcome her with open arms if she wanted to reopen there

Bonnie Gore, who is an elected official in Placer County, subsequently wrote to Kious saying the county would welcome her with open

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