Cal Bigari and Jessie Santiago say they had a vision to create a salon and community space that could not only host high-end hair services, but also be a place that LGBTQIA+ people could lounge, connect, and have access to art, education and wellness.

That place is Salon Benders, a shingle-style, Victorian-inspired jewel best known for the giant percolator that sits on top of the building and its ornate leaded bay windows. It's at 957 E 4th St.

See the full story in today's free Pride Weekend edition of the Grunion Gazette. Find a newsstand near you here: gazettes.com/contact_us/print_locations.

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