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Saad’s Shoe Repair closes downtown store, leaving one shop at NorthTown


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The downtown Saad's Shore Repair store at 215 N. Wall closed at the end of November.

A note on the door directs customers to the Saad's store at NorthTown Mall. Owner Larry Alfano wrote that the recent untimely deaths of longtime Saad employees William Ogle Jr. and Ruth Carter precipitated the decision.

We'll try to keep track of possible tenants interested in taking over the Saad location downtown.

The first Saad's went into the building in 1906, Alfano said. He bought the shoe repair business from the Saad family in 1986. At the time, he operated four stores, including shops at Manito Shopping Center and U-City Mall. 

As shoe repair declined, the last two stores were downtown and at NorthTown.

The NorthTown store is open Monday through Saturday, said Alfano.

The S-R ran a story on the death of Ruth Carter in November. She worked at Saad's for nearly 60 years.

Several Spokane shoe repair businesses are still operating, including Goodyear Shoe Repair, Cruz Custom Boots, the NorthTown Saad’s and Ressa’s Shoe Service.

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