Giovanni D’Italia Footwear
Giovanni D’Italia II opens at 266 7th Street
Giovanni’s Shoe repair finally moved into the new location at 7th & Willow – under a slightly modified name “Giovanni’s II.”
Still no other shoe repair guys besides them in Hoboken!
Giovanni D’Italia shoe repair in Hoboken, NJ to move after 52 years
Here’s some big retail news for Hoboken! The Giovanni D’Italia shoe repair shop at 700 Garden Street is on the move!
After 52 years in the same location – they’re moving two blocks west to the old M. Avery Designs spot at 266 7th Street (corner of 7th and Willow).
M. Avery relocated back to where she came from originally – over at the Monroe Center (720 Monroe St.) Apparently her customers received so many parking boots and tickets that it actually hurt business, so the free parking lot at the Monroe Center was reason enough to move back.
As far as Giovanni’s – they’re selling the building, and were looking for a bigger space – since they outgrew their store a long time ago.
Funny anecdote from the owners: Did you know that many years ago there were over a dozen shoe repair shops – and only ONE dry cleaner in the whole city? The complete opposite now, as Giovanni’s is the ONLY shoe repair shop in Hoboken, and we have like 100 dry cleaners! Funny how things change (along with the quality and # of shoes people actually own). They just don’t make ’em like they used to!
The move is expected to take place in May 2012 – and the shop may be closed for a couple weeks while they make the transformation. Good luck, guys!
Giovanni Footwear gets new website, features!
Giovanni D’Italia Footwear is proud to announce the release of their new website for customers!
Visit www.hobokenshoerepair.com to see what they offer! Hours, locations, shoe tips, employee bios and more. They even announced their new “notify by SMS” text message service when your shoes are ready!
Description: Shoe repair, Cobbler
Services: Shoe repair
Address: 700 Garden St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (moving to 7th and Willow – May 2012)