After 50 years, brothers hang up their scissors at Niagara Falls barber shop


Published October 26, 2021 at 2:42 pm

It’s been over 50 years that brothers Alfredo and Luigi Abbruscato have been cutting men’s hair at long-time Niagara Falls’ business Fred and Louie’s Barber Shop on Main Street.

And they jointly decided it’s finally time to hang up their scissors.

Mayor Jim Diodati and Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates both stopped by on the weekend to send them off in style.

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize and thank Luigi and Alfredo at Fred and Louie’s Barber shop on Main Street for over 50 years of service to our Niagara Falls community,” said Diodati. “They have cut the hair of every (Niagara Falls) mayor for 50 years and have decided to finally enjoy retirement.”

That means over the years, the mayors that brothers have given haircuts are: Franklin Miller (1967-72), George Bukator (1973-78), Wayne Thomson (1978-83), Bill Smeaton (1983-91), Thomson again (1991-2003), Ted Salci (2003-10) and, of course, Diodati himself (2010-present).

The barber shop has an ultra-rare 4.8 out of 5 stars score on Google reviews.

(Photo courtesy of Jim Diodati Facebook)


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