Fresh Hair and South Street’s history
by Joy Silverstein
In 1982, South Street was an urban emptiness. A few businesses and scruffy triple deckers suffered traffic backups when trolleys ran along its narrow length. Congregations of teenagers in what was then called the South Street Projects made for scary passage from the Monument to Forest Hills.
Fresh Hair opened in midsummer, quickly followed by Ferris Wheels and the attorney’s office Fenn & King. Arborway Foods (now Harvest Co-op) grew into a mini-market, and suddenly the top of South Street was anchored to Centre Street.