The Sac Biz Journal's Ben van der Meer reported last week that a bar/barber combo named Bottle & Barlow was coming to 12th & R, and that Hook & Ladder/Golden Bear owner Kimio Bazette was attached to the project. Now, the Sac Bee's Blair Anthony Robertson brings us more details about the venture, in a piece he wrote about a local Instagram-famous barber.
Giannotti, while still tight-lipped about the details, is preparing to launch a high-end barbershop and bar in the next six months in a new development on R Street, partnering with highly regarded bartender Jayson Wilde, manager of San Francisco cocktail destination Bourbon and Branch.
Whitney Johnson, owner of the interior design firm Johnson & Ross, which specializes in restaurants and bars, approached Giannotti about the concept and helped assemble a team to run the venture, to be called Bottle & Barlow, on the first floor of the Warehouse Artist Lofts under construction at 11th and R streets.
Read the entire story in the Sac Bee.
I've driven by that barber shop dozens of times and always wondered what the deal with it was. Thanks to Robertson's story, now I know.
Learn more about Anthony's Barber Shop at SacramentoBarberShop.com (also the source of the photo above).
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