A Quartet of Former Vintage Barber Shops


Former Russell’s Barber Shop in Northport, MI (now “Enjoy Michigan”)

As a follow-up to my previous post of old barber shops still operating, here are four (4) that no longer are used as barber shops. Two (2) are currently empty though the barber shop in Honor was a sign shop for a while, one (1) is now a Doggie Dayspa, and one (1) is a cute Enjoy Michigan gift shop.

Former barber shop in Honor, Michigan (shop name unknown – currently empty)

Adaptive reuse of former barber shops is an important way to maintain an active store front, often in the heart of the community, even though the new use may not necessarily constitute a “third place”. Visual links to several books on the topic(s) of adaptive reuse and third places are provided at the end of this blogpost.

Former Jonas Neihardt (later Chancey’s) Barber Shop in Traverse City, MI (now “Doggie Dayspa”)

Hopefully, the two (2) currently empty former barber shop locations pictured in this blogpost will soon find owners/tenants who will revitalize them and bring life back to their little corner of Main Street, America. Peace!

Former Phil’s Barber Shop in Kingsley, Michigan (currently empty)

Here are visual links to books that are available through Amazon on adaptive reuse and third places.

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