'She was a gem': Longtime downtown Auburn shop owner to retire

Oct 24, 2019 1199

BY: David Wilcox

Dina Favaro is hanging up her sewing needle. After 37 years of hemming pants and mending seams, the owner of Dina's Alterations will close her downtown shop in December. But Favaro, who will soon turn 80, already stopped taking new work this summer. On a sign in the door, she wrote that she has enough old work to keep her busy through the end of the year. 

Sitting Thursday in the Genesee Center shop, surrounded by shirts hung over seat backs and jeans piled atop ironing boards, Favaro said some of those clothes have sat there for a couple years. Their owners told her they could wait until whenever the seamstress got to them. Some of them may have been forgotten. Still, she doesn't want to retire with any loose ends.

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SOURCE: https://auburnpub.com

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