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Sometimes one man's loss is another man's gain? That thought occurred to me when I met the eager barber working at the newly-opened Gramercy Barbershop in the same location where Always Secure, Ltd. used to be. Business was slow when I stopped by one winter morning about a year ago; he was happy to chat. "Tell your boyfriend to come by," he said, "I'll give him a great shave!" As sad as it is to see the end of someone else's dream—a dream is after all what spurs someone to open a small business in the first place—it is nonetheless exciting when you catch someone at the beginning of theirs. I am rooting for Gramercy Barbershop to make it!
Unlike Always Secure, Ltd, Michael Parisian—which has also since closed—succeeded in making the leap into the digital age, leaving behind Yelp reviews and an address that I could use to locate the former "burglary protection services" shop. That, unfortunately, has proved to be the easy part of my search. Although I did find the closing and opening dates, the hunt for the shop's former owner has thus far proved elusive. No traces of their names, much less of their whereabouts, have surfaced.