Ye Olde Chop Bloc is the newest barber shop in Terrace and it offers an exclusive experience for the every day gentleman.
Friends and owners Jeffrey Minhinnick, 28, and Travis Murphy, 32, opened up the vintage inspired shop June 21 and replaced the barber shop that had been there for decades. The shop is located next door to Mr. Mikes on Lazelle Avenue.
“We’ve had some guys who have been going to the other barber for 30 years and they want to continue to come here and thats awesome,” entrepreneur Minhinnick said, “I’d like to see that continue the history of it.”
The crisp white walls with the warm grey tones offer a relaxed environment for men—and women—to come and get a new-do by hairdresser Brianna Sorensen. Minhinnick said that a standard cut and style is $25 including tax.
“We wanted to be at a price point that was Terrace friendly and something that we thought we would pay,” Minhinnick said.
“We’re trying to do something for the modern gentleman with the throw backs to the vintage stuff,” he said, “we’re trying to promote a certain lifestyle, guys are way more willing to take care of themselves now than they used to be, even in Terrace.”
Ye Olde Chop Bloc will be offering straight shaves in the near future, “there has been a bit of a resurgence for that,” Minhinnick said, “it’s the warm lather and the smells, there are essential oils involved and beard oils, it’s the closest thing to a spa treatment for a man without actually going to the spa—I’m really looking forward to that.”
The two invested about $15,000 into their new business and they did a lot of the renovations themselves with the help of friends. Business is growing steadily and Brianna is seeing around 12 people a day, which is already exceeding the duo’s goals.
“We’re trying to build an experience rather than just a hair cut,” Minhinnick said.