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Cobbler couple restoring soles in Shelton

 

August 25, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Halsey and Thad Kallinen, with their dog Butterscotch, purchased Todd's Shoe Repair at 207 West Railroad and have renamed it Kallinen Company Shoe Repair. They'll host a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

After 32 years, new cobblers are restoring soles and patching holes in downtown Shelton.

Halsey and Thad Kallinen purchased Todd's Shoe Repair at 207 West Railroad Ave. and have renamed it Kallinen Company Shoe Repair & More. The couple is having a ribbon-cutting event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Former owner Paul Todd will be among the guests.

Thad's father knows Todd, who told him he was looking for an apprentice to learn the shoe repair trade and take over the longtime business. Both Kallinens jumped at the opportunity.

Halsey, a 2008 graduate of CHOICE High School, left her job a...



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