Coffman nostalgic after long-time barber's retirement

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) expressed sadness that his barber, Walt Young, is retiring after decades of cutting hair and shaving faces.

The congressman, who represents a district south and east of Denver, tweeted Thursday:

Just found out my barber, Walt Young is retiring after 60 years. Really going to miss Saturday visits to Walt. He's an institution.

Young is somewhat of an institution on Denver's Colfax Avenue. The New York Times wrote in a 2007 profile that Colfax remains "one of America's most wickedest streets" despite gentrification in its surrounding areas.

"People always say they’re trying to establish a sense of community here, as if it didn’t already exist," Young told the Times regarding the reconstruction efforts.

Here is a video of Young reflecting on his work: