Longtime barbershop moves ahead of Broad Street building sale

Adams Barber Shop’s former space at 821 W. Broad St. may soon be home to a tattoo parlor. (Mike Platania)

Not long after its tenant of 60 years moved out, a VCU-area building along West Broad Street has sold, with a new tenant possibly enroute.

821 W. Broad St. sold Nov. 15 for $700,000, according to city property records. The two-story building had been home to Adams Barber Shop since 1958.

Adams closed at the end of June, per a CBS6 report. The building, which includes apartments above the 800-square-foot retail space, most recently was valued at $642,000 in a city assessment.

The buyer was B. L. Blevins 2 LLC, an entity registered with the State Corporation Commission by local attorney Stephen Conte.

The seller was the trustee of Renate Forssmann Falck, who had owned or co-owned the property since 2005. City records show the property was purchased that year for $425,000.

The barber shop reopened around the corner behind 721 W. Broad St. (Mike Platania)

Adams reopened about three months ago at 721 W. Broad St., in a rear space accessible via an alleyway behind barbecue joint Deep Run Roadhouse along North Laurel Street.

A man working at the barbershop Wednesday declined to comment for this story.

Though the original barbershop space is now vacant, city documents show that it may not be for long.

On Nov. 19, B. L. Blevins 2 LLC applied for a building permit to convert the space for use as a tattoo shop.

Goshen Market has closed after eight years in business near VCU. (Mike Platania)

Meanwhile, across Broad Street, another longtime tenant recently closed.

Goshen Market at 826 W. Broad St. closed in recent months. The grocery and convenience store had been open since 2010.

Goshen Market’s building is owned by Clachan Properties. Representatives for Clachan declined to comment on the closure.

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Great that this Richmond tradition continues. Adams Barbershop has been the best Barbershop in Richmond forever! No appointments necessary. Hair cut for only $17.

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