Downtown Tulsa continues to cast about for a facelift. For that to happen, businesses will have to move in and bring in people to shop and eventually live downtown. The I-44 widening project is forcing the relocation of several businesses. The News On 6's Rick Wells reports one of them has moved his business downtown.
Ken Vonda has moved his Lookin' Good Barber shop downtown. Ken's been cutting hair for 37 years, usually in the 51st and Harvard area.
"The Highway took me out. I had to move somewhere," said Ken Vonda.
What he's talking about is the I-44 widening project, lots of businesses are moving and Vonda had heard Mayor Kathy Taylor encouraging downtown development.
"She's one of the reasons I moved down here. If something's gonna happen down here, you gotta participate. I'm here to participate," said Ken Vonda.
Like most barbers, he's full of stories. He has a deer head that once belonged to a customer whose wife told him to get it out of the house.
"They moved to Atlanta then to Florida now he lives in California. So the deer is pretty much mine," said Ken Vonda.
He also has all kinds of stuff people have given him.
He says cutting hair hasn't changed much over the years. It's all about scissors, comb, and conversation.
Lookin' Good is at 1217 South Houston. Ken Vonda says the move downtown won't affect haircut prices, a regular haircut is still $12.
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