Aspley’s Beloved Apollo’s Barbershop Forced to Close Doors Due to Soaring Rent

Aspley’s Beloved Apollo’s Barbershop Forced to Close Doors Due to Soaring Rent

The family-owned business in Aspley, Apollo’s Barbershop, has recently declared that it will undergo voluntary liquidation. The shop was well-known in the area for its excellent services and had gained popularity among the locals.

Rebecca Kennard, who ran the business alongside partner Jessie Kennard, revealed that despite the shop’s reputation for providing affordable prices, quality cuts, and exceptional customer service, they struggled to maintain their operations due to increasing rental expenses. 

The shop, located at 1374 Gympie Rd, had gained a devoted clientele within the area, but various factors, especially the rising costs, compelled the owners to make the arduous decision of closing it down. 

Apollo’s Barbershop has taken pride in being an all-encompassing and comfortable space that caters to everyone, including individuals with mobility difficulties. The team’s extensive experience in the hairdressing and barbering industry has been a source of pride for the business.

The business was known for its laid-back and friendly ambience, welcoming people from all walks of life, including those with mobility challenges. The shop’s easy wheelchair access and ample parking space have made it an inclusive environment.

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“Staff are always welcoming. Service is great, Shop is clean AND their tools are well maintained too – unlike a previous joint in Zillmere i went to 🤢🤢can’t doubt the skillset of these Ppl at Apollo’s. Gave the Haircut I actually wanted, def recommend,” writes RapidFire Muzik™ (DVK).

“I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with this business for months now, Im very fussy with how my beard and hair looks and I have a particularly thick curly and hard beard to handle, all the staff here handle it with absolutely professionalism and have never let me down! I highly recommend any of them,” Ricky King’s Google review reads.

The closure of Apollo’s Barbershop is not just a setback for the local community, but it also underscores the need for more extensive aid to small businesses trying to sustain themselves in a post-pandemic economic landscape.

Published 20-April-2023