ABOUT THE SHOE
In 1995, a set designer cum motorcycle aficionado by the name of Victor Syperek opened the Economy Shoe Shop Café & Bar. Fast forward eighteen years and “The Shoe,” credited with seeding The Marquee Club, The Press Gang Lounge & Oyster Bar and the Seahorse Tavern, is a Halifax destination, anchor on Argyle Street and home to monthly celebrations of local art and the city’s longest running Monday night jazz show.
HOW DID THE SHOE SHOP GET ITS NAME?
The Economy Shoe Shop was a real shoe store that operated on Barrington Street in the 1950s and 1960s. When the store closed, the sign ended up lost amidst a collection of stuff. Years later, when it was time to name Victor’s first-ever bar on Argyle Street...