A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Facade For Smokey's Barbershop And Oldies


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.


Blogger pat said...

I've had a haircut at smokeys

Mar 16, 2014, 11:48:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I preferred the previous storefront.

Mar 16, 2014, 2:55:00 PM

Anonymous 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.

Mar 16, 2014, 5:42:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

Mar 16, 2014, 7:46:00 PM

Anonymous 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?

Mar 16, 2014, 11:47:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

Mar 17, 2014, 12:01:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

Mar 17, 2014, 5:19:00 AM

Anonymous h st ll said...

I get my hair cut at Christopher's.

Mar 17, 2014, 9:39:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


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

Mar 17, 2014, 10:45:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

Mar 17, 2014, 11:29:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

Mar 17, 2014, 5:28:00 PM

Anonymous 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.

Mar 17, 2014, 5:55:00 PM

Anonymous 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.

Mar 19, 2014, 9:30:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

Mar 20, 2014, 12:42:00 AM


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