Owner of Salem salon that re-opened despite state orders says she is moving
Glamour Salon owner Lindsey Graham stands outside her reopened business on May 5, 2020 - KATU image.

The owner of Glamour Salon in Salem says she’s leaving Oregon and her business is closing.

Lindsey Graham made the announcement in a statement late Tuesday night.

On March 23, 2020, Governor Brown issued the “Stay Home, Save Lives” order in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, which forced Glamour Salon to shut down.

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Six weeks later in May 2020, Graham reopened her salon, defying Governor Brown’s orders.

A few weeks later, OSHA fined Graham $14,000. She told KATU she was going to push forward and stay open.

Graham then filed a lawsuit against the governor in December 2020 seeking $100,000 in damages.

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She claimed that shutting down private businesses “caused greater negative health effects on Oregonians in the form of increased stress, anxiety and depression.”

According to the lawsuit, she also claimed she lost business opportunity, revenue from her clients, and "damage to her reputation and goodwill".

Graham did not say where she is going. However in her statement, she said she’s leaving the state for “A deep red land of economic opportunity.”

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