MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been a landmark in Dinkytown for years. The owner of Milo’s on Fourth Barbershop is about to do his final cut.

“Forty-two years, yep. Came right out of here from barbershop school,” said owner Milo David. “Thought I’d try it for a while.”

He’s seen a lot of different hairstyles in his days.

“Oh, it was ponytails when I came here … the Vietnam War was on,” recalled David.

You might say the shop is cutting edge when it comes to its customers.

“It’s been wonderful. I got to know these guys better than my own brother cause I see them more often, get to know their families and watch them grow up,” said David.

Looking around, you can see history unfolding on the shop walls.

“Oh, these are antique tools, barber tools. Customers that haven given them all to me, I don’t think any of them were mine,” said David.

The new person taking over is Detronza Kirksey.

“I’m like really honored to even be around Milo,” he said.

Kirksey worked at a shop down the street. He looked up to Milo as a mentor.

“Anytime I had free time at the other barbershop down the street, I would just like run over here and just sit here and just watch him cut hair,” he said.

Kirksey, who is also a barber by trade, says he’s not going to change the shop much.  He said he wants to keep the old fashion barbershop feel.

“Oh, I wish him all the luck in the world,” said David.

Sonya Goins, Producer
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