A new barbershops is opening in south Philly, and it’s a bit more than just a barberskin.
It’s a new neighborhood restaurant, too, as The Barbershop Inn in the South Philadelphia neighborhood is officially opening Thursday.
The restaurant will be located in the former KFC in the Old City, a block from The City Barbers, and will be open until 4 p.m. every day.
It will also serve a menu of salads and sandwiches, along with a variety of beverages and craft cocktails.
It’ll offer a selection of fresh meats, including pork chops, turkey chops, brisket, beef ribs, pulled pork and other meats.
It is the latest restaurant opening in South Philly.
Earlier this year, KFC added a location in the neighborhood and will soon be opening a location just down the street.
“It’s just a great place to be, a good place for people to go to,” said David McBryde, the restaurant’s manager.
“We want to create an atmosphere that’s going to be friendly, welcoming, and open-minded, which is really what we’re trying to do here.”
The new barber shop will be one of many that have opened in South Philadelphia.
The neighborhood has been home to several new restaurants, bars and eateries, including the popular Mellow Mushroom, which opened in March and has since become a local landmark.
The original Mellow, located at the corner of Broadway and Broad Streets, closed its doors in March of 2018.
Now, The Barber Inn will be a new addition to that neighborhood, and the first of its kind in Philadelphia.
McBryan says he hopes the new location will give South Philadelphia’s residents a place to come and have a meal.
“This will be my second neighborhood restaurant.
I have worked here for seven years and I’ve been here for over a decade,” he said.
“I think this is going to make this neighborhood feel more alive, more inclusive, more vibrant.
It also gives people the opportunity to go out and experience a new way of life,” he added.”
Hopefully people will feel welcome in this neighborhood.
It also gives people the opportunity to go out and experience a new way of life,” he added.