That’s been the situation for Peter Gimre, owner of 128-year-old Gimre’s Shoes in the coastal city of Astoria, Oregon. His grandfather opened the shoe store in 1892, after immigrating from Norway, and it has stayed in the family ever since. Gimre, who is turning 60 this month, has worked at the store since he was 16. His father ran the store until he took over in 1984.
When CNN Business first spoke to Gimre in April, the entire state of Oregon was under stay-at-home orders. The store, which doesn’t sell its shoes online, had been closed for two weeks. He … Read More