We all seem to know that, in life, serendipity can play pivotal roles. Just ask Brody Jones and Jonny Poettcker, new owners of Rapture Barbers in Cumberland.
“I was visiting a friend on the August long weekend,” says Jonny. “The rent had gone up at my shop in Vancouver. I was paying exorbitant rent for the house we were in and just kind of hit the wall, hoping to get heck out of the Lower Mainland. When I came here for a visit, we had a realtor lined up to look at houses and ready to take some risks.”
Almost right away, someone tells Jonny, “Oh, you should have a chat with this guy named Brody. He wants to start a shop.” His initial reaction was, “Oh, no. Someone is going to beat me to the punch!” It turned out instead he found a colleague and fellow visionary. “It was great,” recalls Jonny. “That was the first day in Cumberland. The second day we bought a house. Things just came together.” Did it ever. Rapture Barbers is a funky shop.
“I’d been thinking about my own place for years,” tells Brody. “I’m the type who likes to think about design and style so I definitely had a vision. Jonny was incredibly influential in bringing in a bunch of pieces, amazing chairs and accents and lighting. The way it’s come together is pretty much what we both envisioned.”
“I think it’s both what we wanted, but I don’t think either of us quite could have envisioned how good it would look in the end,” says Jonny.
Rapture Barbers is a space that can host small venues, are working on a liquor licence and a destination of high quality cuts. Call 250.702.7059 or visit rapturebarbers.ca