West Side Barber Shop Opens in NorthWest Crossing

New classic-style barber shop is open for business in the Bend, Oregon neighborhood center

Online PR News – 17-August-2012 – Oregon – Bend, OR, August 17, 2012 -- NorthWest Crossing, a mixed-use neighborhood on Bend’s west side, announces the opening of the West Side Barber Shop in the community’s retail center. The shop specializes in cuts for men and boys, and offers complementary beer for adult customers from Bend’s Good Life Brewing Company. Owner Travis Maxwell previously worked at a downtown Bend barber shop before opening West Side Barber Shop in NorthWest Crossing with his wife, Jen. With its location on NW Crossing Drive, the West Side Barber Shop is the only barber west of the Deschutes River in Bend.

“When we first looked at NorthWest Crossing with our realtor, we knew it was the right location for our new shop,” said Travis. “It is a very family-friendly place with a great sense of community, and fit perfectly with our own goals of providing a comfortable, welcoming place for parents with their sons and men who want to get a shave or haircut at a great price.”

Travis, who is a Central Oregon native, has had an interesting journey to becoming a barber. He learned his excellent customer services skills during several years and several different positions at the iconic Les Schwab tire company in Central Oregon. Subsequently, he became a helicopter pilot in the Valley. When an injury required him to change careers, he went back to school to learn to be a barber. His wife Jen is also a hair stylist. He’s been working as a barber for the last three years.

When he’s not busy making the men and boys of Central Oregon look well-groomed, Travis can be found working on his '53 Chevy Bel Air and hanging out with his wife, four-year-old daughter and dog in the great outdoors. His extended family still lives in Prineville, where he grew up.

The shop should have online resources in place, such as a website and Facebook page, in the next few months. No appointment is necessary, but those interested in contacting the shop can call 541-647-6911 or email cruzin53sled@gmail.com. The shop is located near portello on NW Crossing Drive, next to the classic red, white and blue barber pole.

About NorthWest Crossing
NorthWest Crossing is a mixed-use community on Bend’s west side which has won several national awards for its green building practices, as well as being a 2011 recipient of the Environmental Center’s Sustainability Award and 2010 Building a Better Central Oregon Award. West Bend Property Company LLC, a partnership of Brooks Resources Corporation and Tennant Family Limited Partnership, is developing the community. Both companies, based in Bend, have solid histories of commitment to thoughtful, quality real estate developments in Central Oregon. Their goal of creating a livable and sustainable community at NorthWest Crossing is rooted in their understanding and respect for the true essence of Bend and the Central Oregon lifestyle. http://www.northwestcrossing.com

Contact :
Marie Melsheimer
NorthWest Crossing
NW Crossing Drive
Bend, Oregon