The owner of Cherry’s Unisex Salon, in Bedford Stuyvesant, is a 45 year-old Jamaican immigrant that has owned the shop for 27 years. The NY Times recently ran a profile on the salon, it’s owner, and the neighborhood.
Bed Stuy is changing. The “do or die” reputation of the past has been replaced by a bustling neighborhood with residents of more mixed races than in the past. With the neighborhood changing so rapidly, and as its owner approaches 50, for one reason or another, it’s unlikely that Cherry’s will be there in five years. Aside from the gentrification and age of the store’s owner, the piece also points out the saturation of the hair salons and barbershops in the neighborhood.
“On Fulton, in addition to Claire’s Beauty Salon, there’s Ria’s Beauty Salon, Judy’s Supreme Beauty Hair Salon, Michelle’s Hair Salon, Cisse African Hair Braiding, Aminata African Hair Braiding, Sogho Express African Hair Braiding, Prokhane African Hair Braiding, Mande Professional African Hair Braiding Center, Mbadinga’s #1 Unisex Salon & African Hair Braiding, Aphrika Hair Unisex Salon, Sharon’s Unisex Salon, Dynasty’s Unisex Salon, Beyond Beauty Unisex Salon, Ladoux Hair Braiding & Unisex Beauty Salon, Naher Beauty Art & Salon, Lola’s Hair, My Tresses Hair & Extensions, P.J.’s Hair Perfection, Platinum Image, The Beauty Boutique, Brooklyn Beauty Mix and Seymonnia’s Inc. Mbadinga’s V.I.P. Unisex Salon & African Hair Braiding just opened. Classic Barber & Beauty Salon is coming soon. A half-dozen more shops are open just yards away from Fulton.”
It’s likely that the newer patrons of Fulton St. will need other stores, shops and services to cater to a more diversified set of needs. If you’re looking for a commercial or mixed-use property in Bed Stuy or anywhere else in Brooklyn, Waterman Realty and Tax Pro can help. Contact us today.