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NYC shoe-repair shop that survived 9/11 now bouncing back from COVID-19 lockdown

Asimenia Polychronakis was determined to reopen Minas Shoe Repair in June, the 50th anniversary of the business her late father founded. Before the pandemic, the devoted daughter, 37, was planning a fitting tribute to her dad, Minas, an immigrant from Greece, who became internationally known after September 11 when his shop was destroyed in the… Read More »