Drew's Barber Shop at 1030 East Pershing Blvd in Cheyenne has been a hidden gem for guys(and gals) wanting a traditional barber to cut their hair in the Capital City since owner Drew took over the business. When you walk in for a haircut or beard care, you're going to get a more traditional experience than most places, and that's a great appeal to their business.

Over the past couple of weeks, Drew and the gang have been slowly rolling out spoilers for their new location that will specialize in men and beard care for men. They first showed the building without being altered, cleaned up, or ready for business. Slowly but surely, the team unveiled what will be their second location at 1617 Logan Ave in Cheyenne, in the building on the corner of East 17th and Logan.

Here's the most recent photo that they have released on social media, showcasing the new digs.

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If you're wondering what type of beard care you can get from their newest location on Logan, here's how they describe what they'll be doing in their new digs.

Did you know that this shop will be focused on beard care and actually feature a bar with a beard tender to answer all your questions about the right product for your beard? We will have oils, waxes, blades, clippers and more for sale from some of the country's best barber supply vendors.

As a person with a beard, this is a really exciting service to check out. Not every place in town will cater to a beard, so this is a win-win all the way around.

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CLASSIC CHEYENNE: The Cole Shopping Center

In December of 2020, Blue Federal Credit Union completed its new headquarters at the corner of Converse and Pershing in Cheyenne. Well, it’s not so much a ‘corner’ as it is the smooth edge of a roundabout, but anyway. Before Blue FCU built its new campus, the site was at one time a premier shopping destination for Cheyenne. From the 1950s through 2016 it was Cheyenne's Cole Shopping Center.

Local businessman Frank Cole bought the land that would become a Cheyenne gathering place in the 1950s when the corner of Converse and Pershing was the edge of town. Starting in 1952, three different Safeway grocery stores called the Cole home over its half-century of existence.  A plethora of other stores served the neighborhood too. From the movie theater to Blockbuster; there was the Cole Department Store, the fabric store, the East Branch of the Carnegie Library, and so much more.

As Cheyenne grew and changed, the Shopping Center fell into decline. Stores closed and new ones didn't take their places. The anchor of the area, Safeway, closed for good in 2016 with much of the rest following. In 2018 the buildings were demolished and the new construction began. 

The Cole was so integral to the neighborhood that when we asked on social media for folks’ memories we were flooded with hundreds of responses. 

Check out many of those memories below, along with several pictures of the Cole Shopping Center, mostly from near the end in the twenty-teens.