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