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Ontario Barber Shop Had People Waiting In Line For Hours Today

Dino's Barber Shop in Kingston had a triumphant return today, with people lining up for three-hour waits this morning at as early as 6 a.m., according to volunteer Rick Jeffries.

"There were probably close to 30 people in line before we opened this morning at 7:30 a.m. now, it's dissipated to roughly about 12 or 15 people consistently," Jeffries told Narcity.

Dino's Barber Shop is walk-in only, so if you're looking for a trim today, you will have to wait, especially since they're working at a 25% capacity.

Jeffries, whose wife has been a barber at Dinos' Barber Shop for over 20 years, says he came into the shop today to help manage the lines and phones for opening day.

Today was their first day open as Ontario enters step two of its reopening plan, and Jeffries says it is "incredible" to be back.

"Everybody misses the wages and stuff like that, but it's just missing the customers, missing the lives, stories and livelihoods of the people that you talk to you regularly when we're not impacted by a pandemic."

Dino's Barber Shop is no stranger to lines — last year, in June 2020, they had a two-hour wait after COVID-19 related closure.

Jeffries says the lines have died down from three hours this morning to about an hour wait as of 12:00 p.m. this afternoon.

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