Cliff Story

Cliff Story

 

The beginning 

 In 1946 Cliff Gronda attended  barber college.  He and his wife Ernestine had 13 children in Grosse Ile Michigan where he began his business on Machom Street. 
Cliff's Original barber shop in Michigan
 

The inspiration 

Cliff Gronda was a pillar in the community and held a family reunion on the island  once a year to celebrate the familys Indian heritage and gather with life long friends.  His work ethic provided a picture capturing this celebration with people spelling out his last name.  
"indian corn Feast" Cliff Gronda's Back Yard 1996
 
Cliff Gronda

The growth 

 In 1978 Mike Gronda and his family moved to Tennessee and opened a barber shop.  In 2011,  the Cliff Barber Shop was called “46Central” after the year Cliff graduated from barber college. In 2015, the business moved into its first stand alone building and established the Cliff Product Co. The now established Cliff Barber Shop 

 

The generations 

When they were little, Cliff’s children and grand children were all inspired by the barbering lifestyle. Which was carried on by Michael Gronda and later his son, Zac Gronda. 

4 comments

  • Elizabeth Lavoie

    Very interesting family history. Love the photos. Your mom and dad were wonderful people. So nice to connect with old friends. Thanks for putting this out there.

  • Jenine

    Wow

  • peter

    so proud to be a grandson of Cliff……….grandpa

  • Linda

    Great story and pictures.

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