The new Melrose Avenue storefront is a man's world, make no mistake.
The theme could not be stated more bluntly.
Above the front desk: the rusted front end of a 1953 Chevy pickup.
Along one wall: a vintage sign whose faded red letters read AUTO.
Scotch is ready to pour, pending a liquor license. The lights are dim, the leather chairs deep.
This place calls itself the first man cave for … manicures.
Its name is Hammer & Nails. It will welcome the hairy-chested public starting Saturday. It offers repair treatments for mani-pedi first-timers and — in punny PR material — speaks of "Mangelenos"...