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Albert the Barber relocates after nearly five decades

“The amount of support has been amazing,” says Palace Barber Shop owner

    On his last day at the old location on Stegall Drive, barber Albert Hamrick cuts the hair of Jackson Hodge, a second generation customer who has been visiting Palace Barber Shop for four years. The new shop, located just two blocks north,­­ is already open.


    Tucked discreetly off Stegall Drive, Albert Hamrick has become a Jasper landmark serving generations of customers from his modest barber shop over the last 46 years.

    “I’m a real emotional person,” Hamrick said as he trimmed a young man’s hair a few days before his final time lowering ears at that location. “When I found out I would have to move I did get really sad, but I got over that. I’m looking forward to my new spot.”

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