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Man's business faces setbacks after fire next door

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DETROIT (WJBK) - Miles Nelson walked into his barber shop and beauty salon at noon on Monday to find a smokey, sooty mess - and he didn't even have a fire.

But the Motown Coney Island next door at Woodward and Milwaukee did.

The owner says it happened while the restaurant was closed. They discovered the mess early Monday morning and are now closed indefinitely. The fire department turned off the water because of a pipe that burst, and that's where it gets complicated for Miles Nelson whose water is connected to the business next door.

"You can't operate no barber shop or no beauty salon without no water because it's unsanitary [sic]," Nelson says.

Every day without water is a day without business, not just for Nelson but also for his employees.

FOX 2 contacted the city for help.

Nelson is hoping the water department can come to his rescue. Meanwhile, everybody continues to clean up at the barber shop, hoping to open up as soon as possible.
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