WICHITA — Ronnie Robinson Jr. is the second person to sign a new lease at Eaton Place in the last week.
He’s moving his RJ’s House of Fades barber shop from its current location near Harry and Edgemoor to the west side of Eaton Place at 106 S. Emporia. That’s two doors north of where the new McCracken Guitars will be opening later this month.
Robinson’s shop is named for a type of haircut that’s popular among black men.
“Of course, we can cut any style of hair,” Robinson says.
In addition to liking how centralized his new location will be — and appreciating downtown in general — Robinson particularly likes the history of Eaton Place.
“I would rather bring back the old feel.”
Leo Goseland of Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate handled the deal.
Robinson is so interested in downtown and history, he’s in talks with potential investors about possibly doing something with the former Union Station just down Douglas from where his barber shop will be.