The Post Office is not the only new tenant in Playhouse Square.
At the other end of the shopping center — closest to the Post Road — a new franchise is moving in. Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® will open soon, meeting Westport’s need for “discerning gentlemen who are looking for an experience that is the polar opposite of your everyday haircut from the ‘big chains.'”
Did you notice that Westport is filled with “big chain” hair cutting places?
I didn’t either. But that’s not stopping this 150-shop franchise from moving into town.
The website asks:
Have you ever felt like you’re one of the last gentlemen on the planet hoping for a quiet retreat where you can be surrounded by other like-minded souls needing the grooming and personal services that true gentlemen need?
Gentlemen — start your strops!
Step foot inside a Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®, and you’ll instantly be transported back to a time when men were men, and when getting a straight razor shave and a haircut were the civilized thing to do.
At the same time, you’ll be offered a cool beverage, a modern selection of grooming products, listen to hand-selected music, and much, much more. You’ve worked hard to earn this affordable luxury. Join us and you’ll know…
That sound you just heard is Lou Santella rolling over in his grave.
We know you’ve been watching from afar as gentleman after gentleman has entered Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® looking like a tired man, only to come out looking like refreshed gentlemen. You wouldn’t be the only one who wonders from afar, just how we do it. But for the answer, you’ll have to come inside and experience it for yourself.
You belong among Kennedys. You deserve to look like you behave, like the Ultimate Gentleman™ you are. The occasional fishing trip, golf outing or other rendezvous with “the boys” is an experience we all long for, but encounter all too seldom. Joining your local Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® will bring you that same fraternization, while tending to your necessary grooming functions.
We beg the question, “Where else can you go, in the middle of a hectic workday, get a fantastic haircut and relaxing straight razor shave, then tackle the rest of your day completely refreshed?”
(Yes, if you’re wondering, “beg the question” means “the initial assumption of a statement is treated as already proven without any logic to show why the statement is true in the first place.”)
So how much does this Ultimate Gentleman™ experience cost? (Or, in Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®-speak, how much do you pay to become a Member?)
Come on in and see for yourself. Once you do, we’re sure you’ll understand why we call our service offerings an “affordable luxury” and a “luxurious necessity.” Investment in Membership varies from location to location and is dependent on the Membership level you select.
In other words: a lot.