Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Get your shoes fixed at Peter Bug's

John "Peter Bug" Matthews is a fifth generation DC resident, an alumnus of Tyler Elementary School, a great community organizer, and the founder of the Peter Bug Shoe Repair Academy at E and 13th St SE (a block from Safeway). He teaches young people to repair shoes and, in general, how to run a business. Bring all your shoes there to be repaired.

Here are some positive reviews:
"Also wanted to thank you for sending me the info on Peter Bug's spot.  Had a whole mess of old shoes repaired there and now they're good as new." (from my friend)

"One on the best things about living on the Hill.  Great price, great work, and they are so friendly!! From someone who doesn't own a car and walks a lot - Peter Bugs Shoe repair makes my life a lot easier!!" (from Yelp)
Save the Date: Peter Bug Day will take place on Saturday, May 18th. Peter Bug Day is a great celebration: music, BBQ, kid's games and activities, and...the parade! From past experience, the parade begins at 10am at 19th and E Streets SE (in front of Congressional Cemetery) and ends at the Peter Bug Academy.

So, Peter Bug is a particularly great person to support in the neighborhood. In addition, Peter Bug is a fellow sociologist in Ward 6!

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm not certain whether the parade is starting at 9am or 10am. Here is some info from another site:
    36th Annual Peterbug’s Day Parade and Festival
    This year’s theme is “Unity in the Community” and the parade begins at 9am winding through neighborhoods to end up for the day long festivities at the Peterbug Academy at E Street SE & Peterbug Matthews Way SE. If you wish to make a contribution to help make this special day possible, contact the organizers at 689-4549 or shoeshopboyz@gmail.com. Checks can be made out to Friends of Watkins & Buchanan, a 501c(3) organization.


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