Fragale Brothers Barber Shop, which first opened its doors in Kennett Square in 1899, has added the COVID-19 pandemic to the list of horrific events it has survived, writes Jeff Cole for FOX 29.
The shop is owned by Barry and Mike Fragale, whose father once owned the place. Now that Chester County has entered the green phase of reopening, the shop is once again offering haircuts in its original, porcelain barber chair.
According to Barry Fragale, the shop has been “through the Spanish Flu, Great Depression, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam,” and now the coronavirus.
Despite the hardships the deadly virus created throughout the last several months, the brothers were not worried about surviving.
“We’re a strong barber shop with a strong customer base,” said Mike Fragale, noting that they were certain they “could get through this.”
They were proven right when the green phase made it possible to reopen at the end of June. Immediately, there was a socially distanced line of eager customers waiting to get their hair clipped.
Read more about Fragale Brothers Barber Shop at FOX 29 here.
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