WILKES-BARRE – The Master Barber Shop on Hazle Street has been shuttered for more than a month, ever since prosecutors called it the “hub” of a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking operation.
But on Friday, the shop was abuzz. Workers swept the floors, cleaned the shop and put a fresh coat of paint out front.
A sign on the front window tells the neighborhood a “Mexican deli” is on its way.
City resident Fernando Ortega, 45, said he hopes to open the shop in about a month. He plans to install a small grill to cook food, he said, and will sell soft drinks, coffee, sandwiches and tacos.