M&M Shoe Repair is not on Main Street.
The owner is not leaving because of high rents or lack of business.
But the closing of a small Riverside Avenue shop has caused a big ripple in town.
The last day is April 14. Owner Rick Masone is moving to Georgia, to be closer to his kids.
“Oh noooo!” one person posted on Facebook’s Westport/Fairfield Community Board page.
“So sad,” another added.
Other customers chimed in:
- “He provides top notch service, and is a great guy.”
- “He always did a wonderful job.”
- “He is the most honest person.”
- “A huge loss to our community.”
It’s one thing to lose Chico’s, or Jack Wills.
It’s another thing entirely to say goodbye to a good — no, great — hard-working, honest and very talented shoe repair man.