Brenda Barrett, the owner of Jack’s Barbershop at the Indianapolis City Market, had been in operation for 14-years the day she received a notice in the mail informing her that she was being sued by the County Health Department for a health code violation.
In July, Barrett told the Hammer and Nigel Show that the supposed violation stemmed from an incident in which she was seen sitting alone in her barbershop without a facemask.
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“Somebody took a picture of me [and] called the Health Department, Barrett explained. “And I told [County Health Officials] them I was not aware of any law that said I was not allowed to sit alone in my own business without a mask on, but I do comply with all health codes and wear a mask when I cut hair.”
Barrett’s explanation fell on deaf ears. Her shop was closed down and she was given a court date.
Adding insult to injury, “Jack’s Barbershop” is located in an area in which homeless people openly defecate and do drugs on a daily basis, yet it is largely ignored despite taking place mere steps from the City-County Building, IMPD headquarters, and the office of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.
Barret told WIBC in July that she regularly encounters multiple piles of human feces every morning. She and other business owners in the area clean it up every day with snow shovels.
Brenda Barrett returned to the Hammer and Nigel Show Thursday afternoon with an update on her battle against the County Health Department. Click below to listen.