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Visions for Vacancies Helps Bring a Business to Avon

John Lumani is opening a barbershop business in the former Ye Old Barber Shoppe space on Route 44 in Avon.

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He was parked at a red light at the intersection of Route 44 and Route 10. He noticed the little red former Ye Olde Barber Shoppe building and saw the for sale sign.

Then he Googled it on his phone. The first thing that came up in the search was the Avon Patch .

He called owner Doris Zumbrowski, wife of the late Bernie Zumbrowski who ran the barber shop for about 52 years. He was looking to buy, but ended up arranging a lease agreement.

Now he's tenatively scheduled to move into his new space on Tuesday.

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Lumani's Ye Olde Barber Shoppe!

One reader commented on the Visions for Vacancies post from March her idea for what type of business she wanted to move into the space.

"Since I have long wished to return Avon to 1960's when I moved here, I want it to remain a barbershop," reader Beverly Miller commented. "Ah, the good old days! I want to bring my kids to Dr. Candels again, shop at Pettite's and Caldor and eat at Howard Johnson's. I could go on and on. It really was a wonderful place to live."

Well, Beverly, you got your wish!

As Avon residents, readers and commenters, you can have a big impact on your community. You can also help bring business to your town. Visions for Vacancies is intended to be a platform for your voice.

Keep sharing your ideas about what businesses you'd like to see in your vacant storefronts. You never know who might be reading and decide to move in.

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