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Barber shop will receive historic landmark status

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission photo

Sept. 14. Dave Vieser. One of the oldest and best-known businesses in Cornelius has been nominated as an official historic landmark. The Potts Barber Shop on Catawba Ave., according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, became the town’s first integrated barber shop in 1972.         

The Mecklenburg County Commission will conduct a public hearing Sept. 13; the Cornelius Town Board hearing will be Sept. 20. The plaque is expected to be dedicated during Black History Month in February 2022.

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One Response to “Barber shop will receive historic landmark status”

  1. This is great!
    The Potts family is a pillar of this community,

    Posted by John Blakely | September 14, 2021, 9:30 pm

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