As a guy who cuts his hair every week, I have been trying to find a "local" guy for over a year. You see, I'm back and forth between my new house in Vero Beach and my office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I've been going to one particular barber for almost eight years now, but needed someone local to keep my hair cut low. I'm also strongly in favor of supporting local business. If you live in the neighborhood, you should support the neighborhood. As I typically say, "just a little off the top please." My weekly cut is a zero on the side, and a one on the top. Trim the mustache and eyebrows and I'm good to go. Sounds easy, but even a bald head can be screwed up if not done right.Frank Sosta of Royal Cut Barber Shop in Vero Beach meets that expectation. Located in a small strip type shopping center south of town center, Frank mentioned that he had been in the same location since 1988. Long time in business in the very same location. Plenty of parking too!Great service - reasonable price and even a free cup of coffee with take home mug provided. Clean shop and no wait. With over 40 years experience cutting hair, Frank got it right the first time with little to no direction from me. On top of that, he didn't mess with the "beard" that I had growing. Three days worth of stubble and there wasn't even that tell tale line between the hair and beard. Blended the haircut right in.Need a lottery ticket? Frank has a Florida Lottery machine and a vast assortment of scratch off tickets. I felt compelled to purchase one, but usually stay away from these things unless a big Powerball jackpot is looming.Old habits are hard to break, but I will return to Royal Cut in the future, as needed. Now that I have a local place to get a haircut, I'm that much happier./s/ William E. Lewis Jr.
05/30/2017Walmart Neighborhood Market
Long time shopper at the Wal-Mart main store for groceries, 15-20% cheaper than Publix. However, the new Neighborhood store is one that I do not like. First off, cold goods are at each end of the store, rather than being together. Usually the last item to go in my basket are cold, so why at each end....stupid. Secondly, the isles are divided halfway so that cart shopper will bang into each other, and some stop and look down the aisle both ways and cause "traffic" jams. So, I went back to the main store, further drive, but don't need like the market.