Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Persons Of Interest": An Old-Fashioned Barber Shop With A Modern Twist







What is old can be new again...on Smith Street.  A case in point is the new "Persons Of Interest" barber shop at 299 Smith Street, which just opened on Tuesday where, until recently, Giorgio Zocco gave haircuts to generations of Carroll Gardeners. 
When Zocco, a.k.a. Sal the Barber, passed away unexpectedly in April, many in the neighborhood thought that the old-fashioned shop would turn into yet another restaurant.
However, local resident Steve Marks, who knew Zocco, had another idea.  He felt that there was still a need in the neighborhood for a barber shop, albeit one that would attract a younger clientele. 
With the blessing of Zocco's family, Marks took over the shop and has spent the last few months upgrading it. The new "Persons Of Interest", however, retains much of the old fashioned flair of its predecessor. The blue and white barber's pole is still hanging outside next to the front door.  Inside, the tropical wall poster still decorates the back wall. Even Zocco's barber chairs are the same,though they have been recovered. 
Marks has recently hired barber/stylist Matt Southerland, who most recently worked in Manhattan. 
So stop by and check out "Persons Of Interest".  And in case you want to make an appointment,their website is and their number is 718 858 5300.

Related Reading:
Sad News! Smith Street's "Sal, The Barber" Has Passed
Looking To Hire A Few Barbers On Smith Street



concetta said...

i hope he does well. my father and son both went to sal's and we miss him. such a nice guy! only problem i have with the new place is the name.

Mary-Kate Hopkinson said...

How much is a man's haircut?

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Anonymous said...

I think you may have the number wrong. Should be 718-858-5300.

Katia said...

Thanks, Anon. You are right. Just changed the number in the post.