‘Human Nature’ Barber Shop Puts Down Roots at 71 Orchard Street
At 71 Orchard Street, the flirtation with food is finished. Now back to fashion.
The narrow closet of a space was vacated by Bing Kitchen last March and remained a vacancy until now. Brooklyn-based entrepreneur Anwar Isaacs converted the store into a tiny, two-chair barbershop called Human Nature. The self-described “barber and image consultant” should open up any day now.
The mission statement:
Our goal is to add a human element to the exchange between barber and client. It’s a two-way street. The service is for both of us. Through you, we are able to explore, develop and hone our talents. We hope that through this exchange, we are able to inspire and attract greatness from you.
Life is far more then what meets the eye. Human Nature is as well.
71 Orchard Street previously housed the rock-and-roll leather shop, The Cast, which currently piggybacks space at the Great Frog jewelry shop across the way. Bing Kitchen briefly brought Jianbing to the block, but was unable to garner significant momentum to stay. It closed last March after nine months.
This address is also synonymous with 314-320 Grand Street (aka the Zarin Fabrics building), which was purchased in 2015 by the Malachite Group for $25.6 million.