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New Barbershop Coming to Former Slum Historique Building in Shaw – Looking Good – Hopes to Open First Week of April

by Prince Of Petworth March 20, 2013 at 10:22 pm 19 Comments

9th and Rhode Island Ave, NW

THe Revival of the Slum Historique building in Shaw continues to amaze me. The new barbershop that is set to open the first week of April is looking great:


Here’s what the building looked like in only 2010:


  • Contrarian

    Actually, I think the Slum Historique building is one to the south, on the Q street corner. I used to live a couple blocks from there and knew Ray, the guy who painted all those buildings. I wonder if he knows what to do with himself these days — or even recognizes his surroundings.

  • B’Dale Res

    Any idea what sort of barbershop?

    • I hope it’s the kind where they have barbershop quartets. Also properly licensed bloodletting services. So tired of second-tier leech establishments.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      high end.

      • B’Dale Res

        Good to hear, as I am in need of a new place. Bang just isn’t doing it for me any more. I leave feeling foolish…and put a ball cap on.

  • Anonymous

    What are the cross streets for this? By the way, the pictures look like they did an awesome job!!

    • Anonymous

      9th and Rhode Island

  • I was a bit bummed when I poked my head in and saw what it is, as I won’t frequent a barbershop, but the comments here are giving me a bit of a reminder that it’s still beautiful development that will help the neighborhood and create some jobs, too!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I used to live a few blocks from there on 9th and always wished someone would restore that building. Looks like they did a beautiful job. Kudos to them!

  • Lovely decor but looks pricey. I’ll stick to buzzing it for free or go to the Hair Cuttery.

  • live from Columbia Heights

    i’m looking forward to more $40 haircuts (not really).

  • Poo

    *nothing* is free.

  • anon

    I love the blue floor tiles!

    • ET

      I love those too. Wish I had done something like that in my bathroom.

  • anon

    from Kelly of Immortal Beloved

  • anonymous

    anyone know when they’re opening up


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