‘Never dreaded coming to work’: longtime owner of The Malls Barber Shop retiring after 38 years


LAWRENCE, Kan. – One of the hardest parts of Bob Brandt’s 53-year career as a barber, he said, is leaving it. Wednesday is Brandt’s last day as owner of The Malls Barber Shop, a fixture of the Lawrence community since 1959. Brandt has been the owner of the shop, located at 711 W. 23rd Street, for 38 years.