The exterior and interior of Tony's Barbershop
A lively Baltimore Avenue corridor in University City that’s anchored on one end by Clark Park/Green Line Cafe and on the other by Dock Street Brewery/Satellite Coffee has taken several hits in the past year or two. Most recently, Elena’s Soul, the Baltimore Diner and Gary’s Nails were destroyed by fire in December 2012, which was devastating to the neighborhood.
But last August, the street lost one of its great ambassadors, Tony Rodriquez, the owner of Tony’s “Just for Men” Barbershop, which has now been listed for sale for $285,000. The benches and chairs outside of Tony’s were always a hopping gathering spot. The below memorial video gives a good sense of what the shop was, and who he was, to the neighborhood.
Also of note, Green Garden, the Chinese restaurant best known for the little girl who took orders when she was 4 years old (labor laws be damned) is for sale. Not the building, but the business, with a rental price of $1,500 per month. The owner of the building has his parents running the business now, but “they are old and have limited energy,” according to the listing.