The concept store
Is this the coolest new space in Abu Dhabi? We think it might be. Part-barbershop, part-cafe, part-consignment store of hard-to-find sneakers, Local has recently opened in Al Zeina (near Yas Island) and is the joint effort of 10-year Abu Dhabi denizen Jack Brett and fellow twenty-something co-founders, UAE national Jasim Alkhouri and younger brother Zayed. The inspiration? Bad haircuts, apparently. So many, they decided to open their own barbershop. But with a difference: as of November last year, the space now also traffics in limited-edition sneakers. There’s a cafe, too, with a Made in UAE ethos that means coffee beans from Seven Fortunes in Dubai and vegan snacks from Wheatfields in Al Rayyana. “We’re trying to build a community,” says Jasim. Where do we sign up?
Original Source: atlas.etihad.com