Skyline Barbershop homeowners Jazmyn Somerville and Mitchell Gibson are shifting subsequent to Smitty’s in Idaho Falls Nov. 5. | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com
IDAHO FALLS – Prospects of Skyline Barbershop in Idaho Falls will quickly have a brand new location to get a trim.
The 61-year-old enterprise is shifting from its present location at 1572 West Broadway and reopening at 675 West Broadway contained in the previous Illusions Styling Studio.
Proprietor Mitchell Gibson tells EastIdahoNews.com he’s planning to open Nov. 5.
“Offering every little thing goes easy and nothing catastrophic occurs. However I’m fairly certain we’ll make it,” Gibson says.
Renovations are at the moment underway. He’s contemplating having an official grand opening subsequent spring when the climate warms up.
At 1,900-square-feet, the brand new location is greater than six instances the scale of the present area. Gibson says they had been seeking to increase final 12 months, however plans fell by way of when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The homeowners of the constructing approached Gibson with a proposal when Illusions closed down a few month in the past.
“I used to be advisable to (them) as somebody who would take over the area and do one thing first rate with it. We’ve a status of being a reasonably busy store,” says Gibson. “It ended up being a chance (we) couldn’t say no to, so we simply determined to leap on it and make it occur.”
Different points of the constructing which might be interesting to Gibson embody the excessive quantity of visitors within the space and all of the tools wanted to run a barbershop was already in place.
“It’s near the river. We’re proper in the course of a bunch of accommodations. Smitty’s (subsequent door) does some fairly severe quantity — fairly excessive visitors area. There’s tons of (visitors) in that entire strip,” he says. “Again bars and stations are already in there. They’ve bought wash sinks included, which we’ve been eager to do.”
Renovations are at the moment underway on the new Skyline Barbershop | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com
Skyline is a full-service barbershop providing haircuts, beard companies and straight razor shaves. New prospects are coming in on a regular basis, Gibson says, however there are at the least 200 returning prospects since Gibson purchased the enterprise in 2016.
Herb and Georgia Shurtliff first opened the enterprise in 1959. Gibson began working there in June of 2015 after graduating from barber faculty. He bought it from Emily Christopher in Feb. of 2016.
“(Emily) known as me up someday and mentioned that her husband bought a job in North Carolina and that they had been shifting. She mentioned ‘You’ve bought to take it over or I’m eliminating it,’” Gibson says. “I purchased it out of necessity to maintain a job.”
But it surely’s greater than only a job for Gibson. He loves interacting with prospects and watching individuals’s temper change after getting a superb haircut.
“Individuals get stoked once they go away. They arrive in feeling type of shaggy, however you’re capable of flip somebody’s temper 180 levels, and that’s fairly candy,” he says.
Gibson says the quantity of shoppers they had been serving every day took a giant dip on the top of the pandemic and the period of appointments elevated.
Common foot visitors has been so much slower as effectively, he says.
“I’m undecided if individuals are nervous about being in such shut proximity to different individuals, but it surely’s hit us fairly exhausting,” says Gibson. “It’s given every little thing a bizarre really feel. Everyone is much more cautious.”
Although Skyline Barbershop has been a staple on the west aspect of city for a few years, co-owner Jazmyn Somerville says she’s excited for this transition and to have the ability to provide one thing new for purchasers.
Skyline Barbershop’s hours of operation is not going to change on the new location. It’s open 9 a.m. to six p.m. Monday by way of Friday with a 1 p.m. closing time on Saturday.
Somerville chopping a buyer’s hair. | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com