Today it’s more important than ever to take care of oneself. Through with our lives filled with work, sitting in traffic, and family responsibilities, it’s difficult to find the time to do so. People need a place to relax, discuss topics of concern, or watch the game, someplace away from the pressures of everyday life.
There’s a new business in town that offers this place to relax. It’s Mark’s Barber Shop, located at 435 Valley View Road, in El Sobrante.
This is a barber shop, but the first thing you see when you enter the establishment is a grand, antique pool table. The second thing you notice is the relaxed atmosphere. It’s like entering another era. Owner, Mark Robinson, says he was 15 years old when he remembers his father cutting hair in a similar place. Mark and his brother, Mario, are carrying on the family business. It’s like a gentleman’s club but without the smoke room. Mark insists on promoting a healthy environment for children. He does “rock star” haircuts or anything your mind can think up.
Setting up shop in El Sobrante was a fortunate move for Mark. El Sobrante, is a beautiful place, and the people are nice. Mark would like more foot traffic around town. He encourages drop-in visits.
The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM until 8PM and on Sundays from 11AM until 6PM. Mark’s Barber Shop is our Business of the Month for the month of July.