Century-old Massachusetts barbershop celebrates milestone

The business was founded in 1902 by Italian immigrant George Moriello

SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts business that calls itself one of America’s oldest barbershop is marking a major milestone.

George’s Barber Shop in Saugus is celebrating the first major renovation and expansion in its 115-year history with a grand reopening Monday.

The business was founded in 1902 by Italian immigrant George Moriello. It’s run now by his great-grandson, Mike Moriello.

He tells The Daily Item of Lynn there are older barbershops in the country, but none have been owned by the same family and been at the same location longer than George’s.

The renovated shop will feature twice as many seats and double the floor space. The staff will expand from five to eight master barbers.

Moriello says the shop’s secret is “a blend of old-school style with a modern flair.”

___

Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item, http://itemlive.com

___

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s