Thursday, March 10, 2011

"A Guy in a Store That Fixes Leather"


A landmark for over 25 years is the building of the Sandalman who has more signs on his shop than most. He also has billboards around town and even ads on our buses and in the subway - he's everywhere! It certainly gets the message across about what he does and what he fixes.
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13 comments:

LĂșcia said...

I've never heard of this kind of business, wish I had something similar over here!
The signs are so cool, they decorate the building, love all of them!

Michael Rowland said...

wow! I was in there a long time ago,, i don't remember why though, thanks Pat,,,M

Eyeliquor said...

Cool!
When in the neighborhood i will have him fix up my 20 year old leather Avirex jacket

Lesley said...

This is great - a place that doesn't take itself too seriously!

Randy said...

Those are great signs!

Jack said...

Isn't this interesting! A tradesman who repairs leather usually toils in anonymity. This one must have decided to become a public figure with his quirky advertising. I wonder how it works for his profits.

EG Wow said...

I would NEVER have guessed that he'd make enough money to place signs on buses and subway!

Mo said...

It's very hard to find someone that can clean a leather coat. Bet he does a great job.

Andy said...

When I was kid in East York (now part of Toronto) shoe repair shops were very common. Not so common any more. It's good to see a small business continue to exist in day and age when box malls are the norm.

Joy said...

He seems to be taking over the full terrace. I love those cut out items on the top floor. May he prosper, so nice to see a small business prosper.

Inger-M said...

He certainly gets his information out there, no doubt about what he does. Hope it draws costumers! Great find!

VioletSky said...

Some of these old-timers have a thriving business with lots of loyal customers. Even though it is hard to tell by their shopfronts!

Marvin said...

Cool. These days it's usually hard to find anyone who makes any kind of small repair on anything.