Michael Smith, owner of Hairartz at 719 E. 34th St., recently moved his business from near the Tacoma Dome to McKinley Hill.
His business is located in a formerly derelict home that had been purchased and renovated — one of the latest waves of gentrification in the neighborhood.
He says his hair salon and gift business has been “wonderful,” and the neighborhood is “fantastic.”
I had looked at this over a year and a half ago to buy some property, but the area was really bad at the time. When