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Bright's Barber Shop opens in City Center

Adam Bright, owner of Bright's Barbershop, hopes to appeal to reach a younger demographic in Morris.

MORRIS - There's one more barber's chair in town.

Bright's Barber Shop, which opened Monday, is a single-chair barber shop owned by 33-year-old Adam Bright, a former golf pro turned barber with an appreciation for the outdoors and a collection of family in the area.

The shop is a new addition to the second floor of City Center Mall, 618 Atlantic Ave., and is open Tuesday through Saturday, by walk-in or appointment.

Bright went to barber school in Minneapolis where he worked for two years before receiving his Master License. As a trained barber, Bright offers haircuts, face shaves and neck shaves with a straight razor. Bright said he specializes in men's haircuts, including tapers, fades and flat tops.

Bright grew up in the Twin Cities, but has a network of extended family in the area: his grandparents live in Cryus; his uncle was an assistant manager at the Morris Liquor Store; his aunt worked for Bremer Bank; and his father went to college in Morris and worked as the baseball coach for many years.

"I've been trying to find a way to come up here and spend more time," said Bright. "I thought it would be a good opportunity, business-wise, to come up here and start a shop."

Local amenities also attracted Bright back to the area.

"I like to play golf, I like to fish, I like to hunt - those are also reasons I wanted to come back," said Bright.

As a new face in town, Bright recognizes that he'll have to reach out to find customers. He said he's hoping to attract high school and college students to the shop and reach out to other community members through local golf and bowling leagues.

"I've been coming up here for 30 years, but I'm pretty quiet and I don't talk to a lot of people," said Bright. "I spend a lot of time at my grandparents and hunting; when I come to Morris we're going to church or a ball game with them. But, you've got to start somewhere."

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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