The owners of Lion Brand, the San Francisco-based beauty brand that was purchased by American Express in 2013, are preparing to open a French manicure shop in the city, the company announced on Tuesday.
The store will be called the French Mascarpone Salon, and it will have a “fiercely curated selection of handcrafted, handcrafted goods,” the company said in a news release.
It is not yet clear when the shop will open, and there are no opening times.
The French manicures will be sold by a local distributor.
“We are proud to serve our customers in San Francisco,” the statement said.
Lion Brand is owned by Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., and the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company’s initial goal was to open up a storefront in San Diego.
The announcement comes as San Francisco grapples with a surge in crime, the first of its kind in the United States.
It was the first time that an American company had been forced to close its store in the U.S. and had to shut down.
That was during the San Diego riots in June, and the city was on edge as the city grappled with the spread of the disease.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said in September that the city has seen a “very significant uptick” in crime.
The city recorded nearly 1,100 homicides in 2017, the most since the year 2000.
In a separate report, the National Institute of Justice said the number of crimes nationwide is at a record high of more than 4,000.
The agency also said that nearly 40 percent of homicides nationwide were committed by people under age 25.
The number of robberies has risen in the Bay Area over the last decade.
In July, the FBI released a report that found that robberies in the county spiked to its highest level since the 1990s.
In September, the city announced that the number had increased by nearly 30 percent since 2014.