Leroy found his way to the Jefferson neighborhood after serving in the US Army and Navy. Coming from the south, Leroy’s family ties connected him to Buffalo. Leroy initially became a barber in the late 60’s and purchased his current property in the late 80’s. Leroy recalls the vibrancy of Jefferson Avenue. “Everyone – celebrities, pro-athletes, singers, movie stars, they all came to Jefferson.” Leroy reminisces.