Pete Colabelli

Owner, Michael's Custom Cuts

In 1939 Michael Colabelli, an Italian barber from San Bartolomeo, Italy (in the province of Benevento), opened a barber shop 40th and Spruce Street in Philadelphia and called it Michael’s. His son, (and our guest) Peter Colabelli ran the shop from 1961-2000, and now Pete’s son, Michael, runs the family business.

Pete still keeps University City looking great on a part time basis, and has seen everything from beehives, to mop tops, afros, to big 80’s bleached hair. These styles come and go, but Michael’s Custom Cuts has remained a staple in University City for 79 years.

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In the Workplace: July 12, 2018 Episode Featured ImageIn the Workplace: July 12, 2018

In 1939 Michael Colabelli, an Italian barber from San Bartolomeo, Italy (in the province of Benevento), opened a barber shop 40th and Spruce Street in Philadelphia and called it Michael’s. His son, (and our guest) Peter Colabelli ran the shop from 1961-2000, and now Pete’s son, Michael, runs the familyRead More

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