brass tacksBarber Brandon White has leased part of the old Oak Cliff Mercantile Building in the Bishop Arts District for a specialty barber shop.

Brass Tacks will offer traditional men’s haircuts and straight-razor shaves.

“There’s nothing else like this in Dallas,” he says. “And this is the perfect area for it.”

White is the son of a hairstylist, and he became a barber about three years ago. He has worked at Floyd’s 99 Barber Shop and Sweet 200.

When the shop opens in a week or two, haircuts will cost $25 and a shave $30.

White says he’ll invite musicians to perform on the weekends, and he’ll offer a free beer with a haircut and keep a “man cave” feel to the place.

“We’re keeping it simple,” he says. “Back to the basics. That’s why it’s called Brass Tacks.”

Small Planet E Bikes opened in a larger part of the mercantile building in March. And Hattie’s owner Tony Alvarez is planning a restaurant in the old El Padrino taco stand.