Town Board honors long-time Mastic Beach businessman Paul Cacciato

Paul Cacciato

Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico and fellow Town Board members recently presented an official Town of Brookhaven proclamation to Paul Cacciato of Shirley – fondly known as “Paul the Shoemaker” – who owned and operated a shoe repair business on Neighborhood Road in Mastic Beach for 64 years, on the occasion of his retirement.

Paul opened as a shoe cobbler in 1952, but over the years, his business grew beyond repairing shoes and morphed into a bicycle repair shop. Paul recently retired, but will be remembered by the many patrons he served as a superior shoe cobbler and exceptional businessman who cared deeply about his community.

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