Montrose Barber Shop Celebrates 70 Years!
There’s a big party at the Montrose Barber Shop tomorrow, Friday, and you are invited! They have been in business 70 years and it’s cause for a big celebration. To get ready for this shindig they gutted the entire store and did a major remodel highlighting the original architecture. The vintage barber chairs now have a hip, new home complete with granite countertops, custom cabinets, modern lighting, exposed original transom windows and skylights. It looks great but don’t take my word for it. You must come by on party day and see for yourself. Owner Jack Rocher (right) bought the place back in 1968 and has great stories to tell. Granddaughter Lynn Thatcher has followed in his barbering footsteps and designed the new digs. Bennie (left) and the infamous Vito Canella round out the crew. The open house will go from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with an MSPA ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. The beverages will be flowing and Gio’s has been hired to cater cookies and sandwiches. It’s going to be a memorable day! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for more great pics!
It’s Time To Shop Montrose!
Once again I am serving as our MSP Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday. This national event, sponsored by American Express, takes place the day after White Friday, when the rest of the world is black, but not “Mayberry” Montrose! The purpose is to encourage everyone to shop small businesses on the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Sounds like it was meant for us in the Montrose Shopping Park with over 150 “mom & pop” boutiques, salons and cafés. We had fun taking this pic with some of our merchants and city officials. More details will follow as we approach the day. Meanwhile, every day is a great day to shop Montrose. So many exciting boutiques! So many cafés for foodies! So much style! So much seasonal inspiration! There’s only one Montrose and folks who have to move away miss it dearly. Enjoy!