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Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Facade For Smokey's Barbershop And Oldies

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The slow transformation of H continues as yet another longtime business has gotten a new storefront: Smokey's Barbershop and Oldies (1338 H St). I think the scissors are particularly a nice touch (they formerly appeared to the right of the shop's name, now they hover more prominently above it). I've gotten a haircut or two here. Have any of you stopped by Smokey's?

ps: The Sin Bin sports bar will open soon next door to Smokey's at 1336 H St. Construction progress appears to be moving along well, from the outside looking in.

14 comments:

pat said...

I've had a haircut at smokeys

Anonymous said...

I preferred the previous storefront.

Anonymous said...

i agree with 2:55. the old facade looked fine. if it ain't broke, don't fix it. also, the bricks behind the glass windows is strange.

Anonymous said...

This is a major improvement. The previous store front made the establishment appear dilapidated. Plus bars on the windows...

Poo poo said...

What's up with the bricks in the upper two windows? Is that a reflection, the interior, or a funky curtain design?

Anonymous said...

why do people think that just because something looks new it must be an improvement?

Anonymous said...

seriously........lame attempt to make it look renovated.....

h st ll said...

I get my hair cut at Christopher's.

Anonymous said...

@12:01:00

I am sure you can find a nice burnt out block in Detroit that will amke you feel at home.

Anonymous said...

I thought it looked fine before, but whatever. I had one haircut there (white boy, straight hair) and... well, they tried.

Anonymous said...

@12:01 - Because in this case it is an improvement.

Anonymous said...

It looks really nice. Also, the crown fried chicken facade is also a huge improvement. Really making the neighborhood make look less dumpy.

Anonymous said...

My fiance (white boy, straight hair) loves this place, always gets his hair cut here. I think the new facade looks nice. The older tiles were beginning to fall off, it needed to be re-done.

Anonymous said...

from the pic the mortar looks cheap. those two filled in windows don't make any sense. it looks really generic.