Small Business Snapshot: The Greystone

The Greystone Barber Shop, 20 East Second Avenue has been a fixture in downtown Rome for more than 80 years. (Doug Walker, RN-T)

Meredith Barron, owner of The Greystone answers the questions for today’s Small Business Snapshot.

What is the primary purpose of your business?

Cut and style men and women’s hair.

What is the business background of the owners?

The Greystone was established in 1932 by Alfred Robinson, who sold it to my mother, Glenda Westmoreland, in 1977. She was the second female barber in Rome.

Why did you start (or purchase) this particular business?

My mother passed away in March of this year and the shop was family owned.

What do you enjoy most about your chosen profession?

The repeat customers. So many clients have been so faithful that we’ve watched their children grow up and those children, now grown, come to us as adults.

What has been the biggest or most interesting challenge to overcome as a small business owner?

Parking has always been a challenge.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

I am looking for a stylist to fill the booth my mother had.


Business Age: 85 years

Owner: Meredith Westmoreland Barron


20 E. Second Ave

Employees: 1 - Rhonda Bartlett, who has worked at The Greystone for 43 years.

Telephone: 706-296-7010

Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Wed.

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