Sal's barbershop, back in April 2010
The storefront shortly after Sal, The Barber, passed away in April
Another sign that time does not stand still.
In April, Giorgio Zocco, a.k.a. "Sal, The Barber," who gave generations of Carroll Gardeners haircuts in his Smith Street barbershop, passed away unexpectedly.
Since then, the old fashioned store with the huge tropical photo mural, wonderful old red and white sign and the red awning has been closed.
Sadly, all these familiar details have been stripped from the storefront recently. All traces of Sal's decades at 299 Smith Street have now been erased forever.
This location will probably soon be just another overpriced restaurant or bar.