Mayor Gary Christenson recently participated in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of My Pals Barbershop, 252 Highland Avenue, the location of the former Gabby’s Barbershop. New owner Dominique Peña revealed that Gabby’s owner, John Angelo, has been a big inspiration to her through her entire life. “His shop was home to many grateful people over the years, making each and every customer feel like family and his recent retirement left many of us feeling empty,” said Dominique. “I hope to continue the great legacy of Gabby’s Barbershop.”
The name “My Pals Barbershop” is inspired by Dominique’s Papa John Cataldo’s private men’s club called “My Pals” where members would meet once a month to eat, drink, and play Bocce. Lots of memories and friendships were formed from that group and she and her husband look forward forming similar memories at My Pals. Dominique has been in the hair industry since 2009 and her husband, Angel, has been a barber for more than five years.
Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday 9AM-6PM and Saturday 8AM-2PM. My Pals offers haircuts, shaves and more! They are very excited to be in the neighborhood and part of the community. They look forward to welcoming new faces and well as the old! For more information, please visit them on Facebook.
Pictured (from left) Denise Brogna, John Angelo, Owner Dominique Peña, Mayor Gary Christenson, Angel Peña and Anthony Brogna