A former Coundon sweet store’s new look is a cut above the rest after being transformed into a barbershop.
Coundon Barbers has opened on Barkers Butts Lane, replacing Sweetie Boo on the corner of Moseley Avenue. The new shop has been opened by Coventry entrepreneur Abdulsalam Rashid. The shop, let through city-based commercial property agents Holt Commercial, already employs three staff members and, with demand growing, is already looking to recruit more barbers.
Abdulsalam has good experience and great success in the past but he said his new venture in Coundon has been his most successful start to date. He said “When we found this location, right on the corner, we knew it was the perfect place for our new barbers. Since opening, we have got busier and busier, so we are already looking at bringing in extra staff. The main thing for us that you treat and service your customers right, then your customers will return again and again. If you go to a barbers and you aren’t happy with your haircut you won’t come back. This is a new business and located in a friendly community so we’re confident our shop will be successful.”
Rupert Gillitt, Director of Holt Commercial, said the property is unrecognisable from before Coundon Barbers moved in. Rupert said “The property has been completely transformed since Coundon Barbers took it over and the change has been reflected in the strong start to trading at the shop. It proves that if the location and the offer are right, there is still a good market for retail property.”
(left to right): Rupert Gillitt (Holt Commercial) and Absdulsam Rashid