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Charlie's Barber Shop, 1900 Rosewood Drive: 2010   7 comments

Posted at 11:01 pm in business

I noticed this old-school barber shop on Rosewood a few months ago as I was headed down towards Assembly. It looks like it has that kind of electrical, revolving, barber pole that you used to see quite a bit, but hardly at all nowdays.

I'm just guessing at a 2010 closing date, but I think it would have caught my eye before if it had been much longer than that.

UPDATE 11 July 2014 -- It's now Pelican's SnoBalls snow cone shop:

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Written by ted on October 11th, 2011

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7 Responses to 'Charlie's Barber Shop, 1900 Rosewood Drive: 2010'

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  1. My grandfather was a barber for nearly six decades in a small town, and I have always wanted a pole like the one on the building in this photo, but those things are very expsensive and often sought after collectors items now.

    Here's a bit of trivia for you. What's one of the differnce's between a barber and a beautician under SC law?
    A barber has to be able to demonstrate that he (or she) can shave a man's face.

    Tom

    12 Oct 11 at 8:42 am

  2. Charlie was my barber for the first 20 years of my life, and I always looked forward to going there. The place always smelled like shave cream, the talk radio going non-stop, and he always gave me a penny for his bubble gum machine after I got done. What wonderful memories. Another small piece of Americana dying away, it seems.

    Zach

    13 Oct 11 at 8:45 am

  3. That was like my growing up with Forest Lake Barber Shop. One of the barber's had a "magic marble" that he would float on the compressed air from the air hose.

    ted

    13 Oct 11 at 12:04 pm

  4. My husband went to Charlie for years, but had stopped going a few years ago as the shop's hours grew more erratic. Charlie is a World War II Veteran, and this truly was an "old-school" barber shop. I've been wondering what happened - if he was having health issues or just wanted to retire. (And it probably has been closed since 2010 or so.)

    Beth

    17 Oct 11 at 2:45 pm

  5. Places like this may not be around anymore but they are always missed. The people who are in it and the locals who made memories and became frequent customers. It's just sad to think that there are just a very few establishments like this nowadays and every now and then one closes.

  6. Check out the website for an old school barbershop with an updated feel. This place is sure to please! Most have disappeared, but this one has been opened for your enjoyment.

    SCbarber

    31 Jan 12 at 7:16 am

  7. SCbarber above does have a great shop. I take my two boys to Mr. Paul every couple of weeks and he always does a great job. His place has a great old-time feel to it. Check him out.

    Zach

    9 May 12 at 4:29 pm

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