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Nashville Shoe Repair Shop Sells More Than Shoe Services

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by Shannon Royster

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When you walk inside his shop, no doubt about it you know exactly what he does. It's an old art form still going strong at Peabody Shoe Repair.

"We do anything we can to get our hands on what we can repair and do a good job at," said owner Troy Horner. "My mother and father bought this business in 1977."

Horner took it over about 25 years ago.

"One man claims he's got shoes 45 years old," said Horner. "I've put seven or eight soles on them over the years."

However, last year something changed. A new idea was born, and it's not quite what you'd think, but they're selling them by the dozens.

"We sell probably 10 dozen a week." said Horner. "Probably a little more."

They sell dozens of eggs, that is.

"My mother and father have always had chickens and raised their own eggs," said Horner.

"We'd give them away, and we still just had a lot of eggs. Finally, we just put a sign in the window and started selling them."

Horner doesn't normally make egg deliveries, but for one of his long time customers he made an exception dropping them off at Book Man Book Woman.

"One of my customers came in and she said, 'did you know you can buy eggs from that shoe guy down the street,'" said Sue Gazell. "And I said 'what?'"

"We have customers just come in to buy eggs and don't have their shoes repaired," said Horner.

Horner has no plans to give up his first love, but while he repairs your soles, he'll offer up a little food for the soul as well.

Horner has been selling eggs for about two years. First in Hillsboro Village, now at their new location in Berry Hill Square near 100 Oaks Mall.


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