We asked a DIY researcher, sneaker cleaner, guitar repair person, and a knife salesman about the state of local repair shops.
Dozens of international delivery shops line the Fruitvale district. It’s a service that has remained despite the neighborhood’s shifting demographics.
Bolivian-born Gabriel Escobar’s father, mother, and grandfather were expert tailors. He continues their legacy in his North Oakland shop.
Fruitvale is bustling, but Latino businesses still need help, says the president of the Oakland Latino Chamber of Commerce.