A tweet from Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander
The well known, and much loved, Sex Barbershop sign (actually a partly broken sign that reads UNISEX BARBERSHOP) caused some confusion for Councilmember Yvette Alexander who recently spotted it in her travels down Florida Avenue. Alexander is finishing the remaining months of her term as the Ward 7 Councilmember after losing a bid for re-election to Vincent Gray. She tweeted asking DCRA to look into the business and sign. In a follow-up tweet she added "They need to change it! It's not appropriate especially with those scarlet letters." Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen responded saying the sign, which is located in his Ward, has been like that for a while and not seeming particularly concerned. The sign is frequently photographed by those who pass it, and it has prompted many a smile or joke from locals. Alexander is probably the first person I've seen express offense at it. A reporter from the Washington City Paper followed up with the owner of the barbershop, and the resulting piece is fabulous.hangout spot for drug users. More recently, it's hosted a weekly farmers market (Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and weekend concerts courtesy of H Street Main Street. Yesterday it hosted firefighters who arrived to extinguish a small early morning fire that broke out there.