Jackson Hole Boot & Shoe Repair is struggling to stay open, and owner Michael Sweatt is hoping a GoFundMe campaign can help.
Although he has work, it’s become a lot less during the pandemic, and that, combined with a rent increase, has put pressure on the North Cache shop.
“Last year was horrible,” he said. “I managed to stay open up until this point, but now I can’t sustain any more.”
He is looking to raise $25,000 by the end of the month to get caught up on rent and pay for supplies. Otherwise it looks like he'll have to close the business, which he's owned for eight years but has been around for 30 plus.
He received funding through the Wyoming Business Council’s COVID-19 Business Relief Program that helped with rent, but business was so slow he wasn’t making much.
“I’ve pretty much used up every penny I had,” he said.
To contribute to the “Keeping Jackson Hole Boot & Shoe Repair Alive” crowdfunder, go to TinyURL.com/11p9k6gy