For every up there's a down (or a dozen of them). The charismatic Hair Design by Julie, sandwiched between Vivi & Five Color Nails on Fifth at 12th, is now completely empty. After Timboo's closed, I hoped Julie would keep a little old-school color left on the block, but it seems to be gone. The only long-time businesses left on this strip today are Joe's pizzeria & Tacos Nuevo Mexico. What else is there? Supermarkets & bars-to-be, the never busy Avon training center, a phone shop, & Nails. How much blander can things get?
Update: Hair Design is moving to a new location. Hopefully those scary looking women in the window will go along too.