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Blind Barber, the East Village barbershop-nightclub hybrid, is expanding into Brooklyn to satisfy the demand for clean shaves and cocktails. Owners Jeff Laub, Josh Boyd, and Adam Kirsch will open a second location at 524 Lorimer Street in Williamsburg next week, with a focus on coffee. (The new spot is actually in the former home of the shuttered Second Stop cafe.)
Handsome Coffee Roasters will supply the brews during the day (there will also be sandwiches), and at night, it'll transform into a bar with beers on tap. Grooming products from the house line will also be available for purchase—that includes Watermint Gin shaving cream, a scented candle, and hair pomade.
· Blind Barber Opens in Williamsburg [WWD]
· Blind Barber [Official Site]
· Sixteen of the Best Indie Barbershops in New York City [Racked NY]