Parking dramas so hairdressers really have to cut and run
SEVEN parking fines in two months and frantic staff having to shift cars every three hours between hair dyes - welcome to the parking nightmare for a Nambour hairdressing salon.
Donnalea Myers opened iiCuts in one of the shops along Blackall St near Nambour Hospital two months ago on the understanding the lease included one permanent parking bay.
But she claims the real estate company "reneged on this" and now her staff has to shift parking bays every three hours or cop a $57 fine.
Leaving a hairdressing salon to shift a car while a client's hair is covered in bleach is not good for business.
"You can't leave the colour in. The bleach will melt the hair," Ms Myers said. "They have to lock the shop every three hours to move cars, and I am losing business. It is getting ridiculous."
The new uniforms she ordered ended up getting posted back to Melbourne because the shop was closed as the manager was moving to a new parking bay.
"She's supposed to start work at 9am, but sometimes she can only start at 9.50am because she is driving around looking for a parking bay," she said.
Ms Myers has tried to persuade neighbouring tenants to share allocated bays they have secured over the years but this was never going to be an easy battle.
The Daily contacted the real estate agent, Carolyn's First National, but owner Peter Wrigley refused to discuss the issue.