Last month I reported that David's Shoe repair in the East Village was being gutted and that David's grandson--also named David--promised to reopen as the same business, just renovated. Some folks wondered if this could be true--maybe a fro-yo shop would open up instead.
Yesterday, the paper came off the windows to reveal--it's still David's Shoe Store.
The place is bigger and brighter inside, with a fresh paint job, but the big shoe-repair machines are in the back, wooden shoe lasts are hanging on the wall, and there's no fro-yo in sight. Also, the 1940s Cat's Paw lady is still stuck on the window with David's hand-painted signage. Let's hope she stays, too.