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DIMITRIADES OPENS SHOE REPAIR SHOP Print E-mail
April 25, 2008 11:00 pm
Steve Dimitriades continues family tradition of expertise with shoes, coats, bags and more. (The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin).
Steve Dimitriades continues family tradition of expertise with shoes, coats, bags and more. (The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin).

By Marjorie Woodfin

Pilot staff writer

Brookings has a shoe repair shop for the first time in about 12 years. A three-generation shoe repair family from Southern California has found the Oregon Coast and is looking forward to keeping the community's shoes in good repair.

"I provide a lifetime guarantee on all my labor and I use the best materials," owner Steve Dimitriades said. He also promises that when he delivers newly repaired shoes to the customer they will look like new.

The last six years Dimitriades has had a shoe repair shop in Florence. He said when he told his wife that someone had offered to buy that business, she said, "The only place I will go is Brookings."

He explained that his wife, Sandy, who is a "gigantic gardener," told him that Brookings has a climate zone of 17 compared to Florence's five. He added, "She lives for gardening."

In addition to his Greek expertise with leather, including coats, luggage, bags, belts, dyes, shines, and reconditioning, he will sometimes serve Greek pastries to his clients.

Working with his father, Stavros, in Hollywood and Lake Tahoe, Dimitriades served many famous people, including Liberace, Elvis Presley, Demi Moore, and Arnold Schwartzenegger.

Dimitriades, who is willing to work on anything leather, has repaired motorcycle chaps, baseball mitts and golf bags. "I can match wedding shoes exactly," he said. "And, I guarantee my dyes."

The shop, located across from Subway at 1007-A Chetco Ave., is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday.

He explained that the early Saturday hours are to allow him time to have fun with his four children and his wife.

"I'm flexible with the hours, and can make appointments for special needs," he said. "And I love to take old things and make them look like new."

 

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