CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A West Charlotte Walmart has made history.
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Lucky Spot Barbershop was opened in the store on Wilkinson Boulevard, becoming the first black-owned barbershop to open in a Walmart store.
The barbershop and its owner, Shawn "Lucky" Corbett have become established leaders in the community, sponsoring events like their Community Tutoring Program, Back to School Weekend and founding the nationally-recognized Cops & Barbers initiative with CMPD.
“The positive impact Cops & Barbers has had in our community is something to be proud of,” said Kate Mora, Regional General Manger for Walmart in North Carolina. “We’re excited to support the great work Shaun and his team are doing here in Charlotte by having them become a part of our in-store Walmart family. We hope the increased exposure and customer traffic of being in a local Walmart store will help them spread their message, mission and impact even further across the city.”
“We're living in a time where the community needs something to call their own. Lucky Spot Barbershop represents hope, determination, new beginnings and opportunity for those that have been told that they cannot do something. We are excited to be a part of such a game and life changing opportunity," said Shaun Corbett, Owner and Operator of Lucky Spot Barbershop.
CMPD chief Kerr Putney added, “Shaun Corbett’s selfless commitment to the community has impacted countless lives. His dedication to his craft is nothing short of impressive."
The first Lucky Spot Barbershop opened in 2011.