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High Point Barbershop opens second outpost in Scott’s Addition

Mike Platania June 15, 2017 1

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High Point opened its second location Tuesday at 1705 Altamont Ave. (Kieran McQuilkin)

You can now get a cut and a cone at the corner of Altamont Avenue and Boulevard in Scott’s Addition.

High Point Barbershop & Shave Parlor opened Tuesday at 1705 Altamont Ave. The shop joins Gelati Celesti, which opened in February, as retail tenants in the redeveloped former ARC printing building.

The 1,600-square-foot space is a second location for High Point, which co-owner and barber David Foster said will help with overflow at its other shop at 112 N. Meadow St.

That outpost, which opened in 2014, is regularly booked up to six weeks in advance. The new shop houses eight barber’s chairs, one of which will be dedicated to walk-ins and same-day appointments to help alleviate wait times.

High Point’s Fan location and its five barber’s chairs will remain open.

Campfire and Co. designed High Point’s new space, with RIC Design Build as the contractor. Josh Bruce, a local carpenter, did custom millwork for High Point. Archingen’s PermitZip did the mechanical, electrical and plumbing permit drawings.

A community counter area in the back will serve Lamplighter coffee, which previously has produced a custom roast for the barber shop. Foster said the barbershop is working to craft an exclusive root beer with The Veil Brewing Co. to be served at the two locations.

UrbanCore Development and Duke Dodson of Dodson Property Management redeveloped the ARC building. One retail space remains available on the ground floor, while the upstairs is being converted into apartments.

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One Comment »

  1. Justin (Bubbas barber shop) June 15, 2017 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Wow!!!!!!

    I hope your new shop is as successful as the original Highpoint.
    I’ll make a appt. soon to get a cut. Been a while sense I have made time for myself lately.

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