The #handpainted #signage and #storefront are original as well as much of the machinery used in this shoe 👞 repair business.
When we interviewed Carlos in 2009 for our book “Store Front II-A History Preserved” he told us, “This neighborhood has really changed a lot over the years. It was predominantly Italian and Jewish and was a very nice quiet area. I didn’t even have a gate over my storefront when it was closed. Now it is definitely a rougher neighborhood but I plan to stay here as long as I can.” Sadly when we passed by recently the shop was gone and the building it was located in is undergoing a gut renovation.