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New barber shop opens up in Clay City

Thursday, June 3, 2010

James Moss, 4, son of Jason and Rhonda Moss, Clay City waits patiently as John Stadler, owner of Stadler's Barber Shop in Terre Haute combs his hair before a haircut. Stadler is expanding his business to Clay City. [Order this photo]
CLAY CITY-- Looking for a haircut, look no further.

John Stadler, owner of Stadler's Barber Shop in Terre Haute, has expanded his business to Clay City.

The new location being run out of his garage, 801 White St. Stadler will have the location open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for walk-ins and appointments can be made for evenings. However the office will be closed the third Tuesday of the month because he cuts hair for inmates at the Terre Haute Federal Penitentiary.

Though it is smaller than the Terre Haute business, Stadler hopes to one day change that.

"If it takes off, then I hope maybe I can expand to a place on Main Street," he said.

Stadler works with his father, Art, and another associate, Wilbur Thomas, at the Terre Haute location.

"Between the three of us, we have been barbering for 80 years," Stadler said with a smile.

Though the business is in Terre Haute, Clay County has always been home.

"I was born and raised in Clay County," Stadler said. "I graduated from Northview High School in 1990."

It seemed only natural that John would decide to become a barber, both of his parents were barbers. Though his mother has retired, John's father, Art, is only semi-retired.

"My father is the person who drives the car around," he said with a smile. "I'll drive it in parades. But he drives it to work and home."

Formerly of Staunton, Stadler ran a business out of his home there as well and when he moved to Clay City, he decided to continue with the tradition.

Stadler specializes in all men and boy's cuts from all walks of life.

"I can do any style they want done," he said. "I like my profession. I enjoy the people and conversations that take place in a barbershop."

For more information or to make an appointment call (812) 939-3252 or (812) 605-2835.

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