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Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Vladimir Averett

Vladimir Averett recently expanded his Heritage Barber Shop. – Amanda Sowards / Advertiser file

Alabama State University graduate Vladimir Averett opened Heritage Barber Shop at 1334 Carter Hill Road across from ASU nearly 20 years ago with a goal in mind. He now owns the Heritage Complex shopping strip, and other ASU graduates have opened businesses there, including Stingers Café, Diva’s Hair Salon and Evening Out Formal Wear. Averett’s business also mentors young people and offers free haircuts during back-to-school season. He said his goal is becoming a reality. Read the entire article at

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