January 2011

Royal Razor, a multicultural barbershop opening in downtown Baltimore, has won a $10,000 entrepreneurial grant from the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

Royal Razor will offer grooming services for men such as fades, scissor cuts, and hot towel shaves.  The barbershop will specialize in cutting all hair types from black, Hispanic and various straight haired men.

Here is the description of the program, OPERATION: STOREFRONT-

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc. (DPOB) seeks proposals from individual artists and artist teams, established or aspiring retailers and restaurateurs, and creative entrepreneurs, nonprofits or companies to occupy, activate, and utilize empty first floor space for creative enterprises. DPOB also welcomes proposals from landlords with available storefronts who are interested in putting their site back into active usage.

Operation: Storefront is designed to match individuals or groups seeking space with available first floor spaces in Downtown, thereby putting Downtown storefronts back into “operation”. Successful applicants will receive grants of up to $10,000 to support costs associated with the occupation of, and operation at, a selected vacant first floor space.