FSC Barber Alumni Open ‘Barbershop’ at 8 Rivington [UPDATED]

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 at 6:00 am by

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Coming up on a year since The National ended its short-lived residency at 8 Rivington Street, its ground-level replacement is now operational. The plywood shed that donned its doors since early spring were recently removed to expose something familiar. Another barbershop called … well, Barbershop.

Back in December, word leaked that Lower East Side restaurateur Taavo Somer was joining Freeman Sporting Club principal Kent Kilroe to create a bar-boutique concept for 8 Rivington. Upstairs would be menswear; the downstairs would offer a cocktail bar with light bites. Community Board 3 seemed amenable to the proposition, and approved the sale of assets. That’ll arrive in late-fall.

Briefly orphaned by the impending move of FSC Barber to Crosby Street, Barbershop now houses the same crew from the old Freeman Alley chop shop.

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