Up To You: Original Location Of Pierannunzi Shoe Rebuilding

If it were up to you, what would you like to see happen to the property once home to this shoe repair shop?


Woonsocket has more than its fair share of vacant buildings and empty properties. Some have been empty for years while others see a rotating crop of businesses. If it were up to you, what would you like to see happen to these spaces?

It was once a place to have your shoes touched up, re-soled or repaired at the corner of Front Street and Court Street, near Court Square.

Now the spot is vacant, after the owner, Norman Decelles moved Pierannunzi Shoe Rebuilding to 534 Elm St. because the building was scheduled to be demolished.

What do you think would fit best for whatever replaces this building? A gift shop?  A restaurant? What would you like to see?

RonW August 06, 2012 at 08:43 PM
That would be a good place to get free Obama Phones.
English first August 06, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Woonsocket already has a beautiful Bed and Breakfast....http://www.pillsburyhouse.com/
English first August 06, 2012 at 09:43 PM
I know someone with an Obama phone. she has been working in a low paying job (one step above minimum wage) in the city for over 12 years. She has to pay 60$ a week for benefits. She was given an Obama phone. It only has 250 free minutes for the month. She pays taxes in the city, she volunteers , and she gives at church. I am glad she has a bit of security (because of the phone) coming home on the bus at night.
Not Leo Fontaine August 06, 2012 at 10:25 PM
I'll agree with you on this one EF,it's chump change compared with the trillions of dollars pumped into the system to keep Too Big to Fail banks afloat.Anyway,maybe we'll be calling them Romney phones come November.
Russell Archambault August 06, 2012 at 11:16 PM
I'll also agree with you on this one EF. That person deserves to be helped. Don't think anyone would have a problem with anyone who tries. Please tell your friend that she can hold her head up high, being proud, knowing she has respect for herself.


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