Amityville loses a little of its "sole" to history

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Lang's shoe store sign comes down

The site of the former Lang’s Shoe Store is being renovated into a restaurant and today, the owners took down the sign that has been on the façade at the corner of Union Avenue and Broadway  since 1939.

The owners of the new restaurant, Mouse Trap Café, recognized the important role the store played in the history of Amityville and are preserving the sign, sending it to Doug Lang whose family owned and operated the store for decades.

“With Amityville’s rich history, we could not think of a better place to open our restaurant,” said Tom Mele, who co-owns the restaurant with Tommy Mahar and Dr. Tom Dow.

As workers prepared to remove the sign, one resident said she was pleased to see that it was going to be preserved and that a new business is coming in to the vacancy.

“I bought my daughter’s first pair of shoes at Lang’s so it is really a part of our family’s history as well as Amityville’s,” said Laurayn D’Antonio of Amityville. “I am glad to see that we are filling up these empty stores.”

Watch more on this story in upcoming edition of Amityville Record newspaper. 

2016-05-18 / Front Page

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