Earlier today at a press conference held at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, Killer Mike and The Atlanta Hawks announced a new location for Mike’s barbershop the SWAG Shop. Playing a key role in the re-imagination of the Philips Arena, the S(have) W(ash) A(nd) G(room) Shop is proud to work with The Atlanta Hawks to announce this new location which is the first of it’s kind in a major arena.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Michael Render aka Killer Mike and his wife and business partner, Shana Render, opened the first SWAG Shop near his old neighborhood by the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in hopes of improving the local community and providing sustainable opportunity for those struggling with employment while providing a first-class experience in an uplifting environment.
Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin states, “Killer Mike is a true Atlanta legend. His SWAG Shops are so important to the areas in Atlanta that they serve and we wanted to make sure that was represented in our new transformed arena. We believe in providing a diverse and inclusive entertainment experience and we are thankful that Killer Mike and his SWAG Shop will help us be authentic as we do so.”
“I’m very happy that the front porch of the Hawks is going to be host to a SWAG Shop,” Killer Mike said. “It really is like a dream coming true because now kids are going to be coming down early just to hang out in my shop, buy a t-shirt, get a haircut and watch the game.”