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  • Honoring the Barber Shoppe in Kirkland

    by Representative Suzan K. DelBene

    Posted on 2013-12-19

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    DelBENE of washington in the house of representatives Thursday, December 19, 2013 Ms. DelBENE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Barber Shoppe in Kirkland on fifty years of successful business. Since it opened in 1964, the Barber Shoppe has been providing the community with quality service and customer care. Their commitment to excellence has ensured that business stays steady in rough economic times and remains a local favorite.

    I would like to give special recognition to Bill Bitz, the man who first started the business in the 1960's. Although Bill died last year at the age of 86, his legacy lives on at the Barber Shoppe. Bill instilled a special charm in the family-owned business that is behind its popularity.

    Bill's daughter, Brenda Gordon, proudly took over the shop from her father when he retired. Gordon's training at Folks Barber College in Renton has helped her to continually enhance and improve the shop.

    Although the shop now has a new building and a new name, it continues its legacy of classic comfort and high quality care. The Barber Shoppe serves as a role model for many other local businesses that hope to achieve a similar record of success.

    I congratulate the Barber Shoppe on all of its accomplishments, and thank it for its contribution to the Kirkland community.


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