Sunset Shoe Repair flourishes in a walking city

Tony Kamel comes from a family of cobblers. In Ankara, Jordan, his hometown, Kamel’s family has owned cobbler businesses for over a hundred years. On a visit to San Francisco after he immigrated to the United States, Kamel saw something in the city. He saw people walking. Kamel left Boston and moved to the City on the Bay, buying a small, loud shoe repair shop on Iriving Street between 7th and 8th Ave. in the Inner Sunset.

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Alexander R. Thomas