Manhattan Beer-Serving Barber Shop Owner Says He’ll Press on Despite Williamsburg Community Board Rejection

Ross Whitsett, 33, downing a Sixpoint IPA while he got a haircut at Blind Barber in Manhattan. The salon wants to expand to Williamsburg, but the local community board opposes it.

Ross Whitsett, 33, downing a Sixpoint IPA while he got a haircut at Blind Barber in Manhattan. The salon wants to expand to Williamsburg, but the local community board opposes it.

A trendy liquor-serving barber shop from Manhattan is buzzing ahead with its plan to open an outpost on a quiet Williamsburg block — even though the neighborhood’s community board rejected its bid for a liquor license this week.

Blind Barber owner Jeff Laub, 29, said he was unconcerned about the Community Board 1 vote Tuesday night or the utpouring of opposition as he takes his case to the State Liquor Authority, which has ultimate power of booze permits
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