“Lucky Cat is everything you love about your grandmother's basement,” says co-owner Logan Hawkes
of the homey space as he
capes a customer.
It’s the barbershop’s (49 Kings Wharf Place) opening day and its couch is already full of eager Dartmouthians. Patsy the pug happily greets customers at the door.
Lucky Cat has a sleek minimalistic setup with three chairs, offering haircuts and hot shaves. Hawkes co-owns it with fellow barbers Ashley Hawkes
and Neil Atkinson
“It’s the dream when you're a barber to have your own shop, I decided it was time to pull the trigger,” says Hawkes, who expects a hectic week and new year.
Patsy, right, manages the crowd
The need for a place for a trim in the ever-evolving downtown Dartmouth drew in the team. Small businesses continue to pop up in the area like neighbours The Watch That Ends The Night
and Sidecar Goods
and Yeah Yeahs Pizza
(66 Ochterloney Street), which will be collaborating with the shop to make a Lucky Cat pizza.
"We have lots of collabs coming with other Dartmouth businesses," Hawkes adds. "That’s the beautiful thing about Dartmouth, how strong the community is.”