February 2022: Kyong Ho Lee, Talon minute Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre
The Côte Saint-Luc Commerce Committee is pleased to announce the Spotlight on Local Merchants recipient, for February 2022. For 30 years Kyong Ho Lee from Talon Minute Côte St. Luc Shopping Centre has been providing clients with reliable shoe repairs, copies of keys as well as fixing zippers and handbags.
Côte Saint-Luc Deputy Mayor and District 3 Councillor Dida Berku believes that he serves as a wonderful example for all merchants. “Mr. Lee has provided an important service for three decades and has so many devoted clients,” she said. “In difficult times like these, it is important to recognize his contribution and to support small shops like his. We are lucky to still have him in our local shopping center. We only wish we could have other business owners equal his longevity.
In his native South Korea, Mr. Lee was a computer engineer and worked as logistics manager for companies like Samsung and HP. He came to Canada from Seoul South Korea with this wife and their then young daughter in 1991. Two years later he opened his business. He greeted customers with a smile and his prices were always beyond reasonable, not to mention his turnaround time.