Brass Eagle Barbershop descends on Gresham
For his first business venture, Gresham resident Reuben Presler wanted to bring together his barbering friends under one roof.
The result is the Brass Eagle Barbershop, which opened Feb. 1 in the former Mr. Formal space at 60 N.W. Burnside Road in the Gresham Square center.
Augmenting Presler's talents are Freddie the Barber, Blasé the Barber and Zulay the Barber.
"I decided I wanted to make a home for all of us to use and stay, the kind of place we want to spend time in," Presler said. "Our goal is to give (people) traditional old-school service at an affordable price for the average working man or working woman."
The Brass Eagle charges $25 for a haircut, $20 for veterans and seniors; $30 for a facial shave, $25 for full scalp shave or $50 for both.
Presler, 30, chose the location for its proximity to Gresham High School and the central Gresham MAX light-rail station.
"The last business was here about 30 years, so that told me it's a good location," he said.
The Brass Eagle is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
For more information, call 503-512-9917 or visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com brasseaglebarbershop/.
iCandy moves into new downtown space
iCandy, a fun, family staple of downtown Gresham at its former location in the 300 block of North Main Avenue since 2011, has completed its move into a larger spot in the former Happy Hour location at North Main and Northeast Fourth Street.
Janelle Mikula, owner of the spirited candy and novelty store, said the corner spot with its large windows appealed to her as the existing store has become too cramped for comfort.
"We just outgrew our space," she said, calling the move into Happy Hour, which closed in late December, a "win-win" for both parties.
She needs more space for seating "to facilitate (events like) waffle cone Wednesday and have space during the wintertime when people want to stay inside where it's dry. We also want add more (items), such as bubble tea."
"The visibility in this new location is incredible, and we have heard nothing but good feedback from our customers," said Debbie Eggers, who owns iCandy alongside Janelle Mikula, last week.
With the new space and access to a kitchen, iCandy will soon be rolling out new products including bubble tea, doughnuts, hot fudge sundaes and coffee.
Visit iCandy's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/icandygresham/.