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  • Hair designs available at new Middletown barber shop

  • Christopher "Corey" Leonzio wanted to open his new barber shop, Broad Street Barber Shop, in Middletown for several reasons.
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  • Christopher "Corey" Leonzio wanted to open his new barber shop, Broad Street Barber Shop, in Middletown for several reasons.
    The 28 year old has worked in Middletown before, and he said that he really likes the town.
    He likes getting involved with the schools and local organizations, and he likes the atmosphere.
    "I have a 1 year old girl and Appoquinimink is a great district, and I want her to be somewhere good," he said. "It's a family oriented town, and that's definitely somewhere I want to be."
    Leonzio's new shop opened Jan. 15 in the Cricklewood Shopping Center on Summit Bridge Road here in town.
    After graduating high school in 2002, Leonzio did one semester at Delaware Technical and Community College, but he said that college was not for him.
    "I'm more hands on," he said.
    In 2003 he graduated from the Hair Academy in Glasgow, and for a while, he has wanted to open his own shop.
    "I've wanted to open a barber shop, and things just started working out," Leonzio said.
    He has been cutting hair since 2002.
    Leonzio has worked at U.S. Male on Main Street, where he said that he learned a lot.
    "They pretty much set my standard as a barber," he said.
    As well as traditional haircuts, Leonzio also can shave logos and other designs into hair.
    "I can do any kind of logo," he said. "Whether its sports logos or tribal designs."
    Leonzio learned how to trim designs into hair about five years ago. He has shaved NFL and Little League logos into boys' heads.
    For now, Leonzio has one other employee on the books at the Broad Street Barber Shop, and another will be doing an apprenticeship under him in the future, he said.
    His shop is open six days a week and closed Mondays.
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