BOSTON BALLET TICKET GIVEAWAY
On May 5th, Mayor Denise Simmons and Eastern Bank sponsored an evening in celebration of National Small Business Week. Three Cambridge business owners received City Council Resolutions from the Mayor, in recognition of their resilience and community engagement: Steve Adelson, owner of Teddy’s Shoes in Central Square, who has revitalized his family business by serving the dance community, John Shaw, owner of Fire and Ice and the recently opened Jefe Taqueria in Harvard Square, and Erinn Pearson of Simply Erinn’s Unisex Hair Salon. Mayor Simmons noted Erinn’s many contributions to the community, including providing a safe space for women to talk about domestic violence, free hair services for high school seniors attending their prom, and a private area in the salon for Muslim women to receive services.
The event was also an opportunity for small business owners to meet and mingle
Teddy Shoes is a 2nd generation family-owned business that opened in April of 1957 by Theodore Adelson. It is located at 548 Massachusetts Avenue, right in the heart of Central Square. The store began selling family footwear and factory seconds and cancellations from many of the local shoe factories. As the business became profitable, the owner Teddy opened up locations in Watertown and Somerville and later on in East Boston. The current owner and son Steven Adelson came on board in August of 1978 and is still running the business. In 1993, the nature of the business began to change from a family shoe store to a dance shop. Steve shifted his focus from the seconds and closeouts into dance shoes and apparel for ballet, flamenco, jazz, salsa, tap and tango just to name a few. The store still carries a full stock of family footwear, hats, hosiery and large sizes but also has become a destination location for the greater Boston dance community. The store has a huge inventory, offers great customer service and is open daily. It has its own website, http://www.teddyshoes.com and also has a social media presence on its own blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Next year, Teddy Shoes will celebrate its 60th Birthday and continues to be a proud merchant of Central Square Cambridge.
Eastern Bank and the City of Cambridge will be hosting an event in honor of Small Business Week. Owner Steven Adelson will be given a proclamation for all of his efforts as a successful business owner in Central Square Cambridge. Mayor E. Denise Simmons will be presenting this honor on Thursday May 5 at the Meridien Hotel in Cambridge.
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