For a while, Gardiner had no barbers. Now, by rule of serendipity, we have two. They both opened their shops on almost the same day last May. And they are both, with their different specialties, doing quite well!
Carmelo’s is in the Ulster Savings Bank building at Ireland Corners, at the corner of Route 44/55 and 208. Chuck Fulco, the owner and sole operator of Carmelo’s, has over 30 years experience in barbering. He has had his own shop, as well as worked in other shops. He will cut your hair, trim your beard, and will come to your house if you are disabled.
Five years ago, Chuck actually retired, and he and his wife Valerie moved back to the area from Portchester. Why? You guessed it, grandchildren! Two…ages three and five. Valerie watches them three days a week, and Chuck just couldn’t sit around the house. He opened the new barber shop.
Carmelo’s is open from 9:00 to 5:00, Tuesday through Friday and 8:00 to 2:00 on Saturday. He specializes in senior citizens, and considers himself an “old fashioned” barber. You can call Chuck at 845 214-2331.
Anthony DeStefano opened The Main Street Barber Shop in the Hamlet the same day as the 2010 Gardiner Cupcake Festival. Anthony comes from a large family in Modena, where he was born and raised. He is a man of many skills; he is an Elementary Ed-certified teacher, sometimes substitutes in the Wallkill School System and also worked as a union welder for seven years until his company was outsourced.
Anthony is happy to accommodate clients in their own homes. He specializes in Gentlemen cuts, fades, skin-fades, tape-ups, flat-tops and edge-ups! He is good with children, and they are good with him.
His hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00 to 6:00. Thursday from 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00. Other times by appointment. Find The Main Street Barber Shop on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Main-Street-Barber-Shop/125232070824319, or just give Anthony a call at 845 255-2151.