This message is to all my valued customers.
I want all of you to know that after 23 years of owning and operating Hahn’s Barber Shop, I will be officially and permanently retiring. My last day at work in the shop will be Saturday, December 15, 2018. I will be working my regular business hours between now and that date. The most important things I want to tell you is THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THESE WONDERFUL YEARS AND MEMORIES!!!
Many of you have been with me since the beginning, and the majority of the rest of you have been with me for over 10 years. I cannot express how much I appreciate your loyalty. Many of you men were little children when our journey began. My customer base has been like an extended family to me. May I also take this last opportunity to thank all of you who have served or currently serving in the United States military, I love you all for your sacrifice and service to our beloved country. MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! I will miss most of all, the close interactions that I have shared with the majority of you. It has been my honor to get to know and serve each and every one of you. My prayer request book always seemed to be full. I loved praying for you and your requests. I will deeply cherish all my memories with you guys and your families forever.
The reason for my early retirement is, I have been recently diagnosed with bladder cancer. This will require constant monitoring, surgeries and treatments for the rest of my life. This will also require a lot of down time and recovery time during working hours. I do not want to inconvenience my customers by constantly closing my shop. My wife and I took a long look at our finances, and I am happy to say that we can live the rest of our lives very comfortably financially. My doctor assures me that I will most likely be able to outlive this kind of cancer. I tell you these things so you will not worry about me. My wife and I and close family have prayed about this decision since the diagnoses. We feel direction and peace from God in this retirement decision. I am so grateful to God for his loving care. I plan on keeping my barber shop phone number and my web site up and running for at least three to four months after my retirement, so all of my customers will be able to be properly thanked and informed of my reason for early retirement.
As all of you know, I am a people person. This will give me extra time to spend with my family, friends, church and charities. I want to be the best Grandpa in the world!!!
My landlord’s current plan is to keep the building a barber shop and rent to a new barber or barbers. I don’t know who they will be, but it might be a good idea to try them out. I will do my best to meet with them and fill them in on how I ran things here. All I can do is hope they will carry on the old school barber shop traditions.
I would love to see as many of you as possible prior to my retirement. Please stop by for a haircut, or just a visit if you can.
Sincerely your Personal Barber and Friend,
David Paul Hahn Sr.