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.



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.