Walking Blues No More, the Cobbler Shop Returns

The Cobbler Shop is back in business. Owner Nancy MacMullen officially reopened last Tuesday after a long hiatus, and her to-do list was full right away.

When Times Are Tough, The Cobbler Grows Busy

It strikes fear into the hearts of most business owners, but the recession does not scare Nancy MacMullen, the Island cobbler.

A look around her Oak Bluffs workshop will tell you why: always cluttered, it is overrun these days with queued shoes.

Ms. MacMullen, 56, is operating a two-week waiting list before she even gets a look at your footwear. Same goes for jackets, luggage sets, golf bags, deck chairs and die cups.