John Ambolino began as an apprentice in a shoe repair store in Philadelphia while he was still a young teenager. He eventually opened his own shop in Doylestown Pennsylvania which he ran for close to 30 years.
Then, two decades ago he was offered to join Sherman Brothers Shoes, a second generation fine men's shoe store, at their Quakertown location. The Towne Cobbler handled all the repair work for their 3 stores and their growing web business along with his long established customer base. He continued with them after their move to Montgomeryville in 2011. When that store was closed in 2015, John moved his business to The Pavilion on Broad Street in Lansdale (215-855-4275).
Michael Duna joined John as an apprentice in 2007 and works full time for The Towne Cobbler both in repair services and as the Store Manager.