The town of Stanfield is a great place to live, not only for the beautiful, quiet, country setting but for the people.
We have met some of the most interesting folks here in this small southern town and always feel better after being in their presence. One such couple is Randy & Alisha Drye. I have done business with them for a couple of years at Trophy Heaven. They are always so kind and have a smile or encouraging word each time I see them.
I was intrigued a few weeks ago when Alisha told me about purchasing the old barber shop across from their business on West Stanly Street.
My children and I were offered the grand tour of the old place and my goodness, what a gem they have!
I can just see the men of Stanly County going in there, years ago and getting a shave or a haircut. Perhaps, some of the men in town could even tell of their first haircut, sitting right in one of those barber chairs.
The shop was built in 1958 by Jack Long. In 1962, George Smith, long time appetence of Jack purchased it.
George cut hair there for 52 years. Sadly, he passed away in April this year.
The Drye’s said that George never had a Barber Pole out front so after his death, they purchased one and hung it on the building, memorializing it with his name on it. That was such a touching gesture for a respected man.
The building is immaculate and looks like a museum. Alisha and Randy have made a few updates all while preserving the original look of the building.
The coolest part about the tour was finding out that the building is for rent to an interested Barber.
(it makes me wish I knew how to cut hair, just so I could use it) You can get in touch with the Drye’s at 704-888-8329 for more information.