Frawley’s Sneakers supervisor Lisa Mudge.

AFTER 95 years of promoting sneakers in Queanbeyan and Canberra, Frawley’s Sneakers in Garema Place, will shut its doorways subsequent 12 months.

Frawley’s started promoting sneakers in Queanbeyan in 1927,  earlier than increasing to Kingston, after which to Garema Place the place it has operated from since 1958.

Frawley’s retailer supervisor Lisa Mudge, who’s the granddaughter of the shop’s founder Thomas Frawley, mentioned the pandemic performed an element within the household’s choice to shut the shop.

“It’s good that it has stayed within the household for thus lengthy, and if I used to be 10 years youthful I’d have taken it over, however the employees are all almost able to retire and COVID-19 helped make the ultimate choice,” mentioned Mudge who’s been managing the shop for 14 years.

“I’m unhappy to see it go, and we all know we can be missed.”

Mudge mentioned the shop will shut its doorways in February.


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Ian Meikle, editor