Downtown Milford is where Scott Braga and Julio Resto want to be: right in the middle of things.
They opened Classic Barber Shop this past weekend, taking over a small, closed space at 16 Central St. that used to be a gun shop, but years ago was a barbershop.
Before opening, they repainted the interior and exterior, moved in the vintage barber chairs and hung a banner outside.
Braga also owns Scott Anthony Classic Barbershop on West Street. Resto, a friend, has been a barber for six years, but this is his first business.
"I've been waiting for this for six years; I'm so happy about the opportunity," Resto said.
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Downtown Milford was their preference for the new shop, because of the amount of traffic, the central location and walk-by traffic. Men often make appointments in advance, but just as often they stop in for a quick trim if they see a barbershop.
The shop specializes in styles including fades and in classic shaves with hot foam. [See photo]
Classic Barber Shop is at 16 Central St. 508-840-8776. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed on Sunday and Monday. Free parking is on Central Street and behind the shop.