The Daily Progress notes the passing of Charlottesville barber Kenneth Staples.
I used his services many times after moving to town in 1995.
The place had the great barber shop feel, with Staples directing which chairs customers would go to.
Former Gov. George Allen, who had his hair cut frequently at the barbershop when he lived in Albemarle County and was in the House of Delegates, called the shop “must go to place for anyone running for office.”
“It was the best place for a haircut as well as commonsense perspective, humor and wisdom. Obviously, they’ll keep going, but they’ll certainly miss Mr. Staples, as they did his father, they’re truly a part of the heritage,” Allen said. “It’s an institution.”