With almost 60 years of experience cutting Spokane's hair, Leland's Barbershop on Wall can probably be called an institution, not just a business. But, unfortunately Leland's Barbershop stands in the way of progress....
Leland's had been in small storefront facing Wall St, under a block north of W. Main, close by River Park Square Mall. But, it's been announced that the small building that housed Leland's will soon be replaced by a new space to accommodate the new Spokane Urban Outfitters location. Which will still be attached to the mall, but will likely take up all of the new space.
Urban Outfitters is not scheduled to open until 2016, but the space has to be empty early, meaning Leland's Barbershop on Wall has already closed for business in their Wall St. storefront.
Customers of Leland's won't need to fear as the long running barbershop is already back in business, inside River Park Square. Leland's Barbershop is now in a temporary space right on the ground floor of the mall. The shop now occupies about half of the former Chatters Salon space, next to Pottery Barn near the front mall entrance.
Construction crews are also now working on a permanent home for the barbershop, actually within in mall, but on the second floor. The new Leland's Barbershop space will be across from Francesca's and Auntie Anne's Pretzel Shop. This will also give Leland's excellent exposure and access from the many Downtown workers that use the sky bridge to the Crescent Court Building which is also right by this new space.
The same staff and hair cutting choices will remain at the new location. No word on exactly when the old location will officially be demolished. A few other businesses have also left that same small building. T-Mobile and Smart Smoke both closed their locations there for good. Two second floor retail spaces we're also in the building but had been vacant for a few months now.