Gov. Wolf approved the funding for the barbershop.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Hill District business will be getting a big boost.

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has awarded $500,000 for the renovation of Big Tom’s Barbershop and two affordable housing units.

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The renovation will be at the site of the iconic Hamm’s Barber Shop on Centre Avenue.

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The owner, Thomas Boyd, plans to relocate to the first floor while the second and third floors will be renovated into two-bedroom apartments.

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The overall project is expected to cost $1.3 million.