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End of an Era As Center City Shoe Repair Shop Goes Out of Business

By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s a sign of the times, and of a changing center city Philadelphia: a longtime shoe repair shop, well known for its service, is closing its doors today for good. 228 more words


Shoe Repair: Where Anything Can Be Fixed

I always find shoe repair shops calming, despite the inevitably nefarious looks – slicked hair, gold teeth – of their┬áproprietors. Perhaps it’s because I feel that, for the right price, they could smuggle me out of the country. 419 more words

For Posterity

Ever wonder how I got my title The Cobbler's Daughter?

The answer’s more involved than my father working as a shoe repair man. When I watched my father stand over the last, his face less than a foot from his work, he concentrated deeply. 189 more words