UPDATED — Elvis hasn’t left the building yet, but he’s planning on it.
“As a barber, it’s a prime location,” Brewer says.
He expects a lot of walk-in traffic and business from nearby tenants, of which he says there are many.
The plan is to slightly change the name of the business and go with a “very old school” style, Brewer says.
The name DeVille’s Barbershop & Shaving Parlor shows “the focus of where we’re going,” he says.
Brewer says he and Willson want to “go back to roughly the ’20s, ’30s, when they did a lot of shaves – straight razor shaves.”
“They’re getting more popular as the days go by,” Brewer says.
The new space at 519 E. Douglas is about 800 square feet, which is double what DeVille’s has now.
DeVille’s will be open in its current space until its early January opening in its new space. Brewer says there will be specials to keep customers coming to the current space and entice them to the new one.
Brewer says a third barber, Josh “Choppa” Ligon, also is making the move with him and Willson.
“We’re on a business adventure.”