Toni hands over scissors at beloved West Broadway barbershop - massager
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Decades have passed, and the fate of West Broadway has also changed, with Tony's barber shop window vigil on Sherbrooke Street.
From the sidewalk, the wide windows can see the past.
Passers-by will press their noses on the glass, squinting at the artwork on the glass.
The shop built by the hairdresser Tony Chipata in the 1950 s was not a place for time to forget;
In the years to come, it was more of a space where time allowed no harm.
There were several shabby bar chairs with ashtrays shining in their arms.
There are a variety of retro gadgets, including an electric head massager plugged into the wall.
Most importantly, Tony's Barber Shop logo hangs above the store, bright white and weather crossed --
Red faded stripes.
Now the logo is in the store and it will hang there to remind people of what has happened before.
The space still rings with the clip of the scissors and the grandiose and fresh smell --
Cut hair, but a future customer who walks into the door at Sherbrook, 68, will know a new name: Waltz In.
Besides that, since Walter Spooner took over 500-square-
Walking space earlier this year.
When he bought the barber shop from Chiappetta, Spooner inherited almost everything that came with it: Wood
Paneled walls, vintage cash registers with raised round buttons, and some sort of perfect way of doing business by the founders.
He even inherited Chiappetta's clients who have been wandering around Sherbrook in their way for years.
For a while, spuna left the old signboard so that one would know that the store was open again;
He transferred the station to Chiappetta's favorite nostalgic station.
He even looked at the time of the former owner and then adopted him again.
Old bar routine.
"He has almost cut the hair of everyone who lives in arms point, wolselli and the River Heights," said Spooner . ".
"I’ve had a 95-year-
Tony has been cutting his hair for 50 years.
It's crazy to cut the hair of someone who has been here for so long.
Or you see the man in his 40 s say, "Tony has cut my hair since I was five, and now I bring my five-year-old --year-old in.
"These spaces are most likely to disappear when generations have gradually disappeared.
Or, sometimes, they become places for revival, renewal and respect for tradition.
That's why spuna, who started his bar career ten years ago, not only bought a space: he picked up the dream clues that began when he immigrated from Italy a few years after World War II.
"The neighborhood has changed a lot since he started," said Spooner . ".
"It's changed again now.
If this is not a barber shop, those who are now coming to the neighborhood have not been here before and they will never know to miss it.
Now, I can show you a history while keeping this tradition. " For 30-year-
This is not an academic issue, old spuna.
When he shared a Wolseley apartment with a friend and studied hairdressing, the barber shop attracted him about 2004 attention for the first time. (
At that time, his roommate was Jason Evaristo, who now opened a bar across the street and was a handsome daughter. They will go down along Sherbrook, "not in ten million years," and it is estimated that one day they will have a part of themselves. )
Five years ago, when spuna was working in a different store, he walked into Tony's store to see how it was done.
He was stunned when he saw the way Chiappetta worked and carefully trimmed his hair to fit the shape of the head and the curve of the neck.
He has been back since then: Although Chiappetta refused his help, the older Barber became a mentor and eventually a friend.
"I 've learned a lot about traditional bars, so you can't learn it anywhere else," said Spooner . ".
"I think all this guy uses is scissors and a comb. . .
You see, I work in a lot of places and I 've never seen anyone go through their hair like this.
He studies at different times.
Hopefully, I 've been trying to pass it on to others here.
"This Week, Chiappetta's health is too fragile to speak to the free press.
Instead, what he left at the barber shop tells his story, one of his pride.
Everything in the room, although smooth after decades of touch, sparkled, clean and tidymended.
Chiappetta handled his tools well, just like he did with client hair.
By last year, he was in his 80 s.
A healthy recession forced him to take a step back from the store he built, more than half the timea-
His name is century.
But his legacy is In Waltz on In, and Spooner works with three other barbers.
On January, spuna got the key and reopened the next day.
A few weeks later, Chiappetta showed up and he trimmed his hair himself.
Spuna laughed, and that moment was "the most stressful experience of my life.
"But cut well, Chiappetta gave him some advice.
Perhaps in this way, a torch was passed: from a man who honed his craft in the old world to a distant prairie Street, seize the opportunity to follow the wealth;
For a young barber, he understands that a simple space can keep the heart beating in the neighborhood.
"It's a big deal to take over Tony's company," said Spooner . ".
"It's like I was a chef and bought Rae and Jerry.
"I 've always liked the idea of taking over an old barber shop, but I don't think it will be this one.
I think this is the best in the city. " melissa.
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