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Galati's Barber Shop Marks a Milestone!

LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) A barber shop in Carbondale is celebrating a big milestone this year. Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill takes us Galati's Barber Shop in the pioneer city.

 If razors and scissors could talk -- there were certainly be a lot of stories at Galati's Barber Shop in Carbondale. This fourth-generation, family-run business is now 100 years old.

 "Carbondale had over 30 barber shops at one time. Now we're the only ones left. There's another guy that opened up down on Main Street, But the original shops in town -- we're the only one left!"  noted Carmine Galati.

 Galati has spent the last 50 years cutting hair. His grandfather, Joseph, started the business in 1917 after coming to America from Italy. Now -- Carmine's nephew Patrick is even involved.

  "My grandfather got me started into it when I was younger. I wasn't sure if I really wanted to do it but as I kept doing it I really enjoy it. I like what i do. I like my clientele" said Patrick Carlson.

 While the family has done countless bowl cuts and crew cuts over the last century -- they joke they're also part therapists for the up-valley community.

  "It's different every day. There are different faces every day!"  noted Maryanne Curcio.

  Customers say they keep coming back here month after month because they say it really is like their family"

  "It's the people. Look at them! They're awesome. Nice and friendly!"  said Edward Skorupa of Simpson.

Taking a little off the top but showing no signs of slowing down.

The Lackawanna County Commissioners honored the Barbershop on Thursday.

 


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