CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There’s controversy surrounding one of Charlotte’s most popular Barbershops ” No Grease”. The franchise had its lease terminated months early by SouthPark mall management.
Twin brothers Damian and Jermaine Johnson opened the No Grease barbershop in the late 1990’s with various locations in Charlotte and surrounding.
The brothers stated to WCNC –“When you start a business on Central Avenue or Sharon Amity, and you build your business for a number of years, to reach the pinnacle of Charlotte business, and that’s SouthPark, that’s a journey that a love of people have walked with us,” Johnson said.
Wednesday, SouthPark mall management issued an updated statement — No Grease will be staying at SouthPark, at least until the end of their original temporary lease.
“We are pleased to report that Knights of the Razor by No Grease will be staying at SouthPark for the duration of their temporary lease. We have delayed our other deal until next year and will be discussing with Mr. Damian Johnson and Mr. Jermaine Johnson the possibility of a permanent location for their barbershop beyond their current temporary lease term. Our other 4 locations with No Grease are all permanent leases. We’ve enjoyed a productive and growing relationship with No Grease for the past decade and look forward to expanding our relationship in the future.”