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Gainesville man returns to the shoe repair business after 16-year absence
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Other shoe repair shops in Gainesville include Country Cobbler II, which offers repairs on shoes, handbags and jackets.

“I stumbled into the shoe repair business in downtown Atlanta about 40 years ago,” owner Doug Embry said.

The Gainesville store has been around for six years with Embry owning it for about a year.

“I got out of the business for about 16 years where I restored antique cars,” he said

With the economy picking up, the shy owner got back into shoe repair.

“Customers come in to have things repaired because their item is broken or worn out,” Embry said.

The Gainesville repairman strives to do a good job and relies on word of mouth to help his business grow.

“So far it’s increasing,” he said.

The repair store is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 209 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE in Gainesville. For more information, call 770-534-1555.

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