HILLSDALE, N.J. — Eydie Gorme plays softly over the speakers in Tim Kane's Hillsdale Avenue barbershop.
If you didn't know the place opened just over a decade ago, you'd think it's been around forever.
But talk to Kane for a few moments and you'll soon learn that's not the case.
"I was selling real estate, new construction, in 2005 and I was out on the street," Kane, of Pompton Lakes, said, careful not to take his eyes off of his client for too long.
"I knew I had to make a change."
It wasn't until he got his next haircut that Kane realized: "I can do this."
With his barber's blessing, Kane went on to get his barber's license and open a barbershop of his own.
What he likes most is having a community to call his own.
"You know everyone," he said. "Firefighter, police — everybody. You're part of the town."
Tim's Barbershop is located at 426 Hillsdale Ave.
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