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Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

On September 27, 2016 in County News, Events, General

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize the Friendly Barber Shop on October 1, 2016, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

In 1958 Jerome Thomas opened the Bamboo Barber shop on 1403 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach.  The business was later renamed the Friendly Barber Shop, due to Jerome’s positive attitude, encouraging words, and ever-present smile.  In 1966 Ella “Dolly” Thomas Dolly joined the business as the only female barber.  Jerome died in 2007 leaving Dolly to run the business with the help of Franklin Tucker, a dedicated employee for over 45 years. 

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50 continuous years.

The Friendly Barber Shop is located at 1403 Carver Street, Myrtle Beach.  For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.