Barber Shop in West Grove Begins New Chapter in Its 61-Year History

Image via the Chester County Press.

Ruffini’s Barber Shop has been a West Grove staple for decades, since Domenico Ruffini first opened its doors in 1959, writes Steven Hoffman for the Chester County Press.

Ruffini passed away in August at the age of 92, leaving the store to his son, John, who worked by his side for four decades.

“He was my best friend,” said John Ruffini.

Domenico Ruffini was also elected to borough council, where he served for two decades. This included being awarded the Avon Grove Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award in 2003.

Among his most significant accomplishments were the founding of the Avon Grove Veterans Memorial and the annual staging of the Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade.

The memorial was erected in 1993 to commemorate veterans of the armed services from Avon Grove High School. The Memorial Day parade debuted six years later and has been taking place ever since.

“It’s always well-attended, and we hardly have to get out much publicity,” said John Ruffini. “Everybody knows it’s on Saturday at 9 AM, and they all just show up.”

Read more about Ruffini’s Barber Shop in the Chester County Press here.

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