Local barbershop closing after 50 years

After over 50 years, the doors are closing for good.

Posted: Jul. 18, 2018 2:20 AM
Updated: Jul. 18, 2018 3:31 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn.-A barbershop is closing it's doors after 50 years in Rochester.
Lee Kirchner has cut hair in this area since the 1960's and will soon be putting the scissors down. He tells KIMT that his shop, The Barber's Hut, is one of the last barbershops that mostly cater to men in Rochester.
He sees the single chair shop is a dying trade.
While Kirchner says it's all sad, he'll miss conversations with his clients the most. 

“They've been apart of my life and I've been apart of theirs and we discussed family matters and it's just a very emotional thing to leave, said Kirchner.

Kirchner is planning to travel the country and spend more time with his wife.

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