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The Old Rowell's Location

For many years Rowell's Shoe Repair was a most-beloved local business that did more than its fair share to keep Austin weird. Then, sadly, proprietor Steve Martin closed shop. For years the building sat unsold until recently, when local wedding photographer Lisa Shepherd and her handy husband, Don, took over. They're revamping the place, shooting for an October grand opening – a wonderful, new, as-of-yet unnamed boutique and new life on the old corner.

500 Park Blvd.

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