Location & Hours

 There is only one entrance to the Grain Exchange–at the corner of 4th St. and 4th Ave. The doors are locked before 8am and after 5pm so late arrivals call 612-333-7426. Please call early in the day for your appointment. Tues.-Fri. 8am-5p

Many of the office towers downtown had barber shops in their lobbies years ago. This is the last shop remaining of its kind and the oldest shop in Minneapolis. It is a little hard to find, invisible from the street, but worth the effort! Especially if you like classic, turn-of-the-century architecture.

Happy 2023 New Year !

I’m open normal hours in January.

We Have top quality Merv-13 air filtration. This is a safe, hygenic shop without the toxic hairsprays and chemicals found in the salon environment.

  Haircuts are 25$ Buzz cuts cost 20$. Beard trims are free with a haircut. I specialize in ivy league cuts, shear and clipper cuts of all kinds such as tapers, fades and flattops. I am proud to say that few shops provide this service in the Downtown area at this great price.

If you would like a shave please let me know when making an appointment so that I can set aside the extra time. Hot lather shaves are 50$.

When you are in the neighborhood and don’t mind waiting, please walk in. Call early in the day, or a day early, for all appointments. When there are no appointments late in the day I often leave early (especially on Friday!).

Kitty-corner from the  City Hall clock tower, situated in the lobby of the historic Grain Exchange Building at Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue, we are just one block from the Government Plaza light rail Station.

  • 400 South 4th Street #118
    Minneapolis, MN 55406
  •  Call 612-333-7426 for your appt.
  •  Haircuts are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
  • The shop has a new, Covid-compliant HVAC system. Your visit will be safe, hygenic and comfortable.


  • New regulations require masks. There will be no hot lather shaves at this time.
  • Easy-to-maintain haircuts and special requests
  • Flattops, high & tights, fades, ivy-league cuts
  • Clipper cuts cost 20$. Fades, style cuts, beard trims 25$.

Book Launch!

The Seward History Group is proud to announce the second printing of “A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood.” Our first printing is completely sold out and was nominated for an award by the Midwest Independent Publishers Assoc. We took the “silver” award. Just announced: the book has earned the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) top award in its category.  I’m delighted to be a part of this community effort. Seven years of hard work with key support from the Minnesota Historical Society and the Hennepin County Library, Special Collections …. All profits return to the neighborhood group.

The University of Texas has just digitized Pavilions of Plenty for ease of use in the classroom. I am proud of this book and its contribution to the study of propaganda. I am going to take a break from history and write another novel–about which, more soon.


Covid-19 and the global pandemic

BRING YOUR PHONE. You can only enter the building at the corner of 4th Ave. and 4th st. at the 4TH STREET entrance. The Barbershop has a new HVAC system that filters out pathogens and is compliant with the new indoor-air standards required by the State and the Barber Board.…

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