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Jeff | Broadway Shoe Repair

July 26th, 2016

Jeff | Broadway Shoe Repair

“Growing up I never lived in this neighbourhood, but spent a lot of time going up and down the street. On Saturdays we would do our chores around the house, get our allowance, go to Broadway, and get slurpies and five cent candies. That’s one of my better memories of Broadway.”

Meet Jeff Wickstrom. Jeff is the proud owner of Broadway Shoe Repair and sits on the Broadway BID’s Board of Directors. Jeff spent much of his childhood in the Broadway Shoe Repair when his father owned the shop. Learning tricks of the trade from his dad, Jeff took over the shop in 2011. “You can’t really get into this business if it’s not in your family,” Wickstrom says, “It’s kind of an unusual job. My dad was always willing to explain to me what he was doing. And suddenly I had all this information about this specific industry. I think in the back of my mind I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else.”