The club next door: as MLS expands, concerns over gentrification loom

As Major League Soccer thrives with a fleet of new soccer-specific stadiums cast as anchors for urban revitalization, the specter of gentrification only grows

J Henry’s is the archetypal local barbershop in Orlando. It has been part of the Parramore scenery since the 1960s, while current owner John Henry, just ‘J’ to his clientele, started work there in 1991.

The sign outside urges customers ‘Please cover your underwear before entering’, while another inside insists there be no ‘Profanity, smoking, drinking, drugs and loitering’. It’s a timeless scene in many respects, emblematic of Parramore’s essential role in Orlando’s history, dating back to the 1880s.

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