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Barbershop Opens Steps from Main Street

Classic Barber Shop opened for business this week on Central Street, near Main Street. It is owned by Scott Braga and Julio Resto, and takes over a vacant space that used to be a gun shop.

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.

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