Ridgefield Barber and Salon opens on Main Street

There’s a new barbershop in town.

Ridgefield Barber and Salon opened its doors at 446 Main Street this week in the vacant storefront previously held by The Variety Shoppe.

The business received the go-ahead from the town Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday, Jan. 16, for a new window sign, as well as a spinning, illuminated barber pole.

Director of Planning and Zoning Richard Baldelli pointed out that zoning regulations do not allow for animated barber poles.

“Is it like an old time barber shop sign?” asked commissioner John Katz.

“Yes,” said business owner Roshel Pirov, who presented the application to the commission.

“Why wouldn’t we want that?” Katz asked.

“I can’t use it myself,” he added jokingly touching the bald top of his head. The commissioners chuckled.

The sign and barber pole passed unanimously — albeit on the condition that the barbers turn off the pole after hours.