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Months after brother died at Pulse, sister reopens his salon

  • A photo of Pulse nightclub shooting victims Luis Daniel Conde, left, and Juan Rivera Velazquez rests on a shelf near the chair that Velazquez styled hair, at the D'Magazine Salon, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Jessica Silva, Velazquez's sister in re-opening the salon to honor her brother. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    A photo of Pulse nightclub shooting victims Luis Daniel Conde, left, and Juan Rivera Velazquez rests on a shelf near the chair that Velazquez styled hair, at the D'Magazine Salon, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Jessica Silva, Velazquez's sister in re-opening the salon to honor her brother. (AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jessica Silva pets her brothers dog, Juicy at in the re-opening of the D'Magazine Salon Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Silva's brother Juan Rivera Velazquez, the original owner of the salon and partner Luis Daniel Conde, were both killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Jessica Silva pets her brothers dog, Juicy at in the re-opening of the D'Magazine Salon Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. Silva's brother Juan Rivera Velazquez, the original owner of the salon and partner Luis Daniel Conde, were both killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting. (AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

  • Family members of Pulse nightclub shooting victim Juan Rivera Velazquez, from left, Agelita Velazquez, his mother, sister Jessica Silva, cousin Rosa Velazquez and father Ramon Rivera, gather for a photo at the re-opening of the D'Magazine Salon Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Family members of Pulse nightclub shooting victim Juan Rivera Velazquez, from left, Agelita Velazquez, his mother, sister Jessica Silva, cousin Rosa Velazquez and father Ramon Rivera, gather for a photo at the re-opening of the D'Magazine Salon Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)  (The Associated Press)

Six months after her brother and his longtime partner were slain in Orlando's gay nightclub massacre, Jessica Silva is re-opening the couple's beauty salon.

Juan Rivera Velazquez and partner Luis Daniel Conde died along with 47 other victims June 12 in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Silva joined other family members Thursday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening at a new location — in south Orlando — still haunted by memories of Rivera working at his original site.

Silva says her brother always wanted to make women "feel more beautiful" and the reopening keeps his "dream alive."

On Monday, hundreds of central Florida residents are planning to join officials at a memorial marking the six-month anniversary of the attack on the Pulse nightclub.