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Barbershop opening in former Hip & Thrifty location at 1810 E. Passyunk Ave.

The retail space at 1810 E. Passyunk Ave. has been empty since Hip & Thrifty, the women’s clothing and consignment shop, closed its doors back in January.

Hip & Thrifty

Now a barbershop called Meister’s Barbershop is expected to open in the location in September.

Owner Rob Baumiester (see where the name comes from?) says that the shop will be decorated in a vintage-modern style, along with some industrial elements. They’ve been working on some improvements to the location, including the brick walls and the addition of hardwood floors. The shop will also have four 1950’s barbershop chairs.

A look at some of the progress being made on the shop:

Meister’s will specialize in men’s hair and straight razor shaves.

You can look out for updates on Meister’s Barbershop on their website and Instagram.

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8 Responses to Barbershop opening in former Hip & Thrifty location at 1810 E. Passyunk Ave.

  1. Lou_1000X August 11, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    Nice! Too bad he couldn’t take over the closed Monestero’s barber shop.

    • lee August 12, 2015 at 11:58 am #

      was it available? and was the price reasonable?

      • Lou_1000X August 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

        Sorry, that was just speculation. No idea if it’s available, just thought it would be nice to re-open the old-school place.

  2. julia grassi August 11, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    the space looks great, welcome to the neighborhood!

  3. The Roselli's August 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    Much success to you Rob.

  4. Jim stewart August 13, 2015 at 6:44 am #

    Ive known rob all his life one thing i can say is hes gonna bring it I’m sure he’s pouring his heart and soul into his new venture I love the whole concept I wish him much success in all he does good luck Rob
    Jim Stewart

  5. Joey DeVeetz August 13, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    I’m really excited about this! Welcome to the neighborhood!

  6. Lou_1000X August 14, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    Yeah, I’m pretty stoked also. A real barbershop has been sorely lacking in this area.

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