By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
One local business on Allen Road is celebrating a special anniversary this month. The Lions Den barber shop opened up in January of 1970. With 50 years of service to the community they have something to be proud of.
The current owners of the barber shop are Mary and Jim Abbott who live in Gibraltar. Their son Ryan lives in Redford and works at the Lion’s Den. Wally Sobocinski has been cutting hair here since 1976 and he lives in Rochester Hills.
The building is located on a corner and has some great features inside. There is plenty of things to look at and enough room for everyone.
They even have third generations of clients. He cuts the hair of former Major League Baseball pitcher J.J. Putz aTrenton HS grad, his dad Tom, and his brother.
There is still room for new barbers. In 1976 they had 10 barbers. They are looking for two new barbers at this time.
They have current clients from Milan, Ann Arbor and the Upper Peninsula: “We have a diverse clientele,” Jim Abbott said. “Young and old. We knew we found a home when we connected with the clients.”
He said the people here are hardworking, honest, genuine and fun-loving.
“When you visit us don’t be surprised if you get caught up in the laughter,” he said. “Thanks for your patronage.”
The Lion’s Den does a wide variety of haircuts. Regular cuts, wash and cuts, flat tops and specialty cuts are $14 and up. Styles are $18. Lions Den is located at 6761 Allen Road in Allen Park.