Friday Afternoon Club: Red’s Barber Shop (A Small Business Legacy Continues)
Typically when I sit down to put a blog together for SMBNation.com, it is usually regarding a news item or thought that I have related to our industry, specific to the world of the IT solution provider. However, while our IT solution provider community services small businesses, I think sometimes we tend to forget that most of them are SMBs themselves!
That being said, today’s post will be a little different in that it’s a small business story that’s near and dear to my heart. My father-in-law, Robert “Red” Jankowski, was forced to close his small business last Friday, due to the fact that the owners decided to sell the building where he rented space. After 25 years, Red’s Barber Shop shut its doors at its Main Street location in the town I live in, Sayreville, NJ. I’m not joking when I say that the shop was located on “Main Street…” that’s the actual name of the street, further proving that Red’s was a place that specialized in serving the community in this small New Jersey town.
(At right): My 5-month-old son, Henry, receives a “mock” haircut from his grandpop, “Red the Barber” Jankowski.