Our Story

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our story about the qg

The QG opened its doors in 2005 as a four chair grooming shop. Owner Craig Martin envisioned an homage to the sophisticated 19th century barbershop experience, updated with the latest equipment and technology. As the business grew, The QG began providing additional amenities by opening a Spa, Cigar Lounge, Clothier, Speakeasy and Restaurant. Social events and Memberships offer opportunities to relax and socialize.

Today, The QG is a full service department store committed to uncompromising standards and extending our own refined sensibilities to every client and member. Our mission is to simplify our clients’ quest to look and feel their best by offering unparalleled services, sophisticated retail and a sense of community. The QG caters to men and women who appreciate the finer things and want a warm, inviting setting to call their home away from home. It’s time to enjoy life at The QG.  You’ve earned it.

A Message From the Owner Craig Martin:

    The QG stands for Quinntessential Gentleman. My mother was a tremendous influence in my life, and my inspiration for leaving my safe corporate job to start an entrepreneurial venture. She always encouraged me to be a gentleman, so when naming the business I incorporated her maiden name Quinn as a tribute to her love and support.  For that reason Quinntessential Gentleman is spelled with two “n”s. I love and miss you mom.

    I opened The QG to provide a unique service to my clients, melding the best of the old traditions with the advancements of modern technology.  I am proud that my vision has expanded to become the first and only Department Store destination incorporating a Barbershop, Spa, Cigar Lounge, Clothier, Speakeasy and Restaurant. Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you at The QG.