Oldest Black Barber Shop Closes
Silver Moon Barber Shop on Auburn Avenue has closed after 108 years.
The Auburn Avenue store had been open for 108 years, and its sign claimed to be “the oldest black shop in Atlanta.” Its owner John Harris is now 85. He told 11Alive that he is just ready to retire.
"I really don't think I'm going to miss too much of anything. I've really given all I have being down here every day for the years I've been here," he was quoted as saying to 11Alive.
Harris’ father was also a barber in Reynoldstown, and three of his children worked at Silver Moon. They plan to open their own barber shop, according to 11Alive.
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