Barbershop Rebuilds After Storm

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BEMIS, Tenn. — There is a new look to the Davis Barbershop. It is twice as big with an opening planned for September. Tracy Davis has been the barber on Missouri Street for the past seven years. He says he will never forget the storm that changed his life. “I am looking forward to getting back to business,” Davis said. “It was devastating. The night it happened my wife will tell you I didn’t even get out of the truck to look at it. The very night it happened it upset me so bad.” The Davis Barbershop in Bemis was destroyed May 30th after straight line winds toppled a tree and cut the business in half. The barber isn’t the only one looking forward to opening up; his customers are ready to have a seat in the chair again. “I don’t know what everyone else has been doing but I haven’t had a good haircut since the trees damaged the barber shop, destroyed it,” customer Terry King said. Davis says the past two days people around Bemis have stopped and asked him when the barbershop would open. “It would help the clients because they miss me, but I need it for my family, Davis said. “This is part of supplying for my family needs. It means a lot to both of us the clients and me.” The May storm destroyed a building but did not destroy a way of life. ‘To me it means a lot because it is the barbershop for men and it is the only old style barbershop that Bemis has,” King said.

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