Photos by Stacie Joy
After 60-plus years on Avenue B, Raul's Barber Shop has closed its doors.
First, a quick bit of positive news: Raul's already secured a new location nearby and will be up and running very soon. As for 11 Avenue B between Houston and Second Street ... Steve Croman took over as landlord in 2020, and that's all you need to know.
Raul Velez Sr. has been at the head of his eponymous barber shop for 61 years...he and his son Junior still run the business.
EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by for a last look at the space, which includes murals created by Antonio "Chico" Garcia...