Thursday, June 30, 2016

Antiquated businesses adapt and survive through eras

Cigars, so popular in the early part of the twentieth century, fell out of fashion in the latter years, as more people stopped smoking. Recently, there has been a resurgence in the cigar business. This one survives alongside the vapes shops that have sprung up, providing another way to take legal drugs.

The leather supplies store sign also evokes an elaspsed era. A century ago, this type of business was mainstream. After a mid-century fading, hand sewing and leatherwork had a resurgence during the sixties. Who patronizes these venerable shops on Spadina now?

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