Is it too one-dimensional and conflict-based to think in terms of a north-vs.-south mentality when it comes to Fresno? Sure. But I can’t help it sometimes. Those were my first thoughts upon reading this “Word on the Street” item in today’s Bee business section:
After 16 years of running Silva Designs hair salon in the Tower District, the owners are consolidating the business into Planet Hair, the other salon they own in the River Park shopping center … Marlena Silva said her stylist husband — who split his time between the two locations — found his Tower District clients were increasingly asking for appointments at the north Fresno location.
“Clients like to go to get their hair done, and then they like to go do other things: have lunch, go shopping — River Park is the place to do that,” she said.
Sure, businesses come and go. But this one seemed to be a special case in that it had branches both north and south — and the north won out.