Governor Tom Wolf approves $ 500,000 grant to renovate Large Toms Barbershop – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Hill District company is about to get a big boost.

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has awarded $ 500,000 to renovate Big Tom’s Barbershop and two affordable housing units.

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The renovation will take place at the location of the legendary Hamm’s Barber Shop on Center Avenue.

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The owner, Thomas Boyd, plans to move to the first floor while the second and third floors are being converted into two bedroom apartments.

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The overall project is expected to cost $ 1.3 million.

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