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Van-Tique Barber Shop – Like No Other Around

Van-Tique Barber Shop – Like No Other Around

Just two months ago, in June, a new barber shop opened up in Garner. Not the same old cookie cutter model everyone’s used to, but something unique, different and very YOU SENSITIVE. The name, “Van-Tique Barber Shop”. The shop is located in Aversboro Square, off the Aversboro Road.

The Van-Tique has an atmosphere that feels like hanging out with friends in a garage. It makes it seem like you are just having a beer with your guys while watching a sport match or just having a good conversation with them. As soon as a customer walks into the shop, he is welcomed, offered a seat and a FREE chilled drink to go with it. The shop has Several TVs that show sporting events, positioned in different places around its walls. And sometimes, other shows are played, just at intervals, to keep all customers engaged while they wait their turn.

Each barber station is not just the normal cabinet but a tool chest. Everything and anything you need for the best haircuts are available. If you looked around the store, you would see things like, Gasoline signs, license plates, 55 gallon barrels with sinks cut in, and so much more. All to help your comfort in making it seem like your garage.

A pneumatic retractable airline hangs by each sink ready to clear out any loose hairs left. You would never see hair lying around. Just above the towel warmer is a memorial to owner Jay Stephens father, William Stephens. He was hanging drywall in the shop while preparing to open when he suffered a heart attack and passed away.

Feel free and welcomed to check out the Van-Tique Barbers shop. Just Come by and see Jay Stephens or Daryl Stuart the next time you are looking to get a haircut. They are open every day from Tuesday to Friday between the hours of 8:00am – 6:30pm. And on Saturdays, they open by 8:00am and close by 2:00pm. While Mondays are left strictly for customers on Appointment.

Contact them via this Number, (919-673-7613).

April’s New Items

April’s New Items

Aldi is currently under renovation.

CVS seeks approval for renovation at 790 Timber Drive and Aversboro Road.

Air Experts seeks approval for a new building on a parcel to rear of the Garner Rupert Wal-Mart on Road.

Martin Marietta seeks approval for a Office/warehouse at 2500 Waterfield Drive in Greenfield Parkway.

STOCK America Opens New HQ in Garner

The Town of Garner is proud to announce the opening of the new corporate headquarters for STOCK America, Inc.—a leading producer of sterilization equipment for the food and pharmaceutical industries—in Garner’s Greenfield Park North. The 17,000-square-foot headquarters brings $2.2 million in new investment as well as 15 jobs to Garner.

“We are pleased to have STOCK America bring its corporate headquarters to Garner,” Economic Development Director Joseph Stallings said. “STOCK’s decision to locate its headquarters in our community is a testament to Garner’s commitment to fostering a business-friendly environment that enables businesses to thrive.”

The new facility consolidates STOCK America’s operations in one building. The company has had a presence in North Carolina for over a decade while its corporate headquarters had remained in Grafton, Wisc.

“We chose Garner because the property was perfect, plus the people and leadership of Garner have been wonderful to work with,” said STOCK America Vice President Victoria Schlegel.

“We keep growing and have had great support from our customers and our suppliers, and the Town of Garner,” said Vice President for Technical Services Timothy Schurr. “We hope to continue our excellent success; we hope to double in size again in the near future.”

For more information about Garner economic development, please contact Joseph Stallings at (919) 773-4431 or

Is there a big announcement coming?

A recent post by the Garner Chamber of Commerce refers to the opening of the final section of White Oak Crossing.   Mayor Ronnie Williams will join sculptor Sue Landerman to unveil an original work to commemorate the opening of the final section of White Oak Crossing, located at U.S. 70 & White Oak Road… Continue Reading

Direct Distributors Seek Additional Parking

CUD-Z-16-12 C-192 – Bass, Nixon and Kennedy requests to rezone approximately 8.27 acres on Partlo Street. A companion conditional use site plan request for additional parking is accompanying this rezoning request and can be further identified as Wake County PIN 1721-20-3647. Continue Reading

Rumors of Great Wolf Lodge at White Oak?

Rumors have been flying around recently about the possibility of Great Wolf Lodge looking at White Oak for a future location.  We have not heard anything conclusive but it is odd that we heard it from people in multiple states.  If we find out more we will post updates. Continue Reading

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