The Pittsburgh retailer is reopening in a brand new location after being destroyed by the East Carson fireplace – WPXI
PITTSBURGH – A massive fire destroyed a building on the South Side in February, causing it to collapse. It housed the South Side Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, apartments, and J’s Master Barbershop.
The owner, Justin Lutheran, is more than thrilled to finally reopen his business after it burned to the ground more than eight months ago.
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“I was really sad and I was hurt. Many memories were lost, but I knew it was a beginning for everyone and we can move on, “said Justin Lutheran.
There is now an empty lot where the fire destroyed this building. Lutheran moved his hair salon from its original location about half a block across the street. He said it was important to stay on East Carson Street.
“It was very important for us to stay as close as possible to the old shop on Carson because we built such a relationship down here,” Lutheran said.
But rebuilding was not easy. He said it took longer to get a permit and license because of Covid. Crime in the region is also a problem.
“After we got the lease on the building, we were working one night and a stray bullet flew through our top window,” Lutheran said.
Two weeks ago he said someone smashed his windshield, but Lutheran said the police had done a great job lately of cracking down on the crime.
“You can see the police patrolling and directing traffic,” Lutheran said. “There are a lot of positive changes that they have made and I actually feel safe moving forward.”
Lutherans said this was a fresh start. The hair salon officially opened at 1009 East Carson Street over the weekend. It is open Tuesday through Saturday. You can book an appointment now and they accept walk-ins.