Vintage street flair: BlackBear Barber Shop adds the perfect show stopper door propper

The BlackBear Barber Shop, 260 Main St., Gloucester, Mass., has a sharp greeter-  a carved wooden bear sculpture and calling card receiver/business card holder.

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(It’s a good fit for Gloucester history. Pre 1900, carved statues advertising Main Street businesses provided a new customer base for some  shipbuilding figurehead carvers.)

Just a shave away | The Black Bear Barber Shop opts for a different Main Street location

East End Main Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts, street-level retail news

Before building out a new space at 261 Main Street, next door to Alexandra’s Bread, The Black Bear Barber Shop will set up instead across the street at 260 Main Street. The business will be the first commercial tenant in the new 260 Main Street multi use building. (Cape Ann Animal Aid was the last tenant in the razed building.) There was a chance to customize plumbing for a ground floor retail space and it might mean more customer parking.

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Settling into 260 Main Street rather than 261 means that 261 Main Street (Eastern Point Lit House was last there and seasonally PRESENT) is available to rent.

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The Black Bear Barber Shop coming to 260 Main Street

The Blackbear Barber Shop coming to 261 Main Street

New signs announcing The Blackbear Barber Shop coming to 261 Main Street, formerly Eastern Point Lit House*. *Upcoming The Lit House Book Club @ Duckworth’s Bistrot events are Gifts from the Sea on Sept 23 and 1984 on October 21.

Fish and Bear

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