Mop City employee sweeps the floor while waiting for customers on a typical weekday.
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Mop City’s future bleak with transit project
At the height of its success, Mop City Barbershop enjoyed hundreds of loyal clientele who came from as far as Ft. Lauderdale seeking the most stylish looks that made the venerable Liberty City institution a cut above its closest competitors. But as retail stores and fast food shops folded over the years in the Martin Luther King Business district on NW 7th Avenue and 62nd Street, business at Mop City declined. Barbers left for other salons in thriving Black communities in Miami Gardens and North Miami, taking their clients with them.