This local barber hopes not. He still operates a very busy barber shop in a small community near where I live. His shop is an oasis of stability and changelessness. Step outside and you hear the noise, see calendars that say January - 2012 and smell the stacks of newspapers from the recycling plant. Inside however there is the floral scent of Irish Rose hair dressing and the sound of a straight razor slapping against a leather strap. In the racks you see "Bass Fisherman", "Car and Driver" and even an occasional "Playboy".
I have to admit it has been years...decades...since I walked into a barber shop but I am glad for people like the proprietor of this shop who have the courage and pride of ownership to remain open.