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Lou’s Shoe Repair

The sole man of Frankford is what the Northeast Times called him a couple of weeks ago.  Sorry I didn’t get time to link to the story until now.  For those of us who grew up when the was a shoe repair guy in every neighborhood, this is sort of nostalgia.

Gene Oliveti has been mending footwear at Lou’s Shoe Repair in Frankford since a few months after graduating from Lincoln High School in 1977.

And not just shoes get fixed at the shop on the 4800 block of Frankford Ave., a business that was purchased by Oliveti’s father, Lou, in 1972. He’ll repair belts, handbags and briefcases.

Read the entire story by John Loftus here.