ICON CDC Helps Eddy’s Barbershop Stay in Business and Save Money!
Eddy Macz has been cutting hair for over 10 years. After years of dreaming and planning, Eddy decided to take a leap of faith and open his own barber shop. In 2010, he opened Eddy’s Barbershop, which provides fun, hip, modern haircuts for residents of Arleta, CA and surrounding communities.
In early 2011, Eddy received an unexpected visit from a Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) inspector. The inspector informed him that he needed LADBS clearance and was required to update the “Conditional Use” permit for his building to stay open. Without any knowledge of the clearance process, Eddy hired an architectural contractor to assist him and was offered an estimate of $4,500 to cover the cost of architectural plans, obtaining clearance from LADBS, and assistance with other business permits and licenses.
Concerned about the long-term impacts of such a heavy fee on his business, Eddy contacted ICON CDC staff for assistance. ICON CDC program manager Karen Cervantes assisted Eddy with research and acted as a liaison to LADBS. She followed up with City Departments on his behalf, and guided him through the LADBS clearance process. With the help of ICON staff, Eddy ended up saving over $4,000 and will no longer need to pay for contractor fees or unnecessary permits and licenses.
Eddy’s Barbershop is located at 14024 Van Nuys Blvd in Arleta, CA. It is the only barbershop located in Arleta. In addition to some of the hippest, coolest haircuts around it also features a waiting area with couches, TVs, and a pool table for it’s customers to enjoy while they wait for their haircuts.
We congratulate Eddy and wish him continued success with his business.
You can visit Eddy’s website at: www.eddysbarbershop.com