Barbershop owner toasts opening after delays

CHARLOTTE — Local entrepreneur Edmund Washington has added a bar at his newly opened No Grease barbershop at Charlotte Premium Outlets — but not before grappling with delays. The bar went live at a grand-opening event last weekend, following the debut of the shop itself around the end of August.

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Washington had planned to open in May. “So we had to pay rent with zero revenue coming in for those months,” he says. “That really hurt.”

The lesson learned? Next time he’ll try to build in more time to get the doors open.

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