The beloved Overtown “Shoeman” died as we were attempting to help him restart his business. Mr. Singletary was a resident of 1034 NW 3rd Avenue and had a shoe repair shop at the same location. When he died suddenly, Urban Philanthropies worked closely with his family for his final arrangements and organized a community vigil in his honor. We provided music, food, and a platform for the community to come together to honor a true pioneer.
In Memoriam: Lovell Singletary
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Neighborhood business leaders and stakeholders are now partnered as community developers to transform one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods; reviving the history and spirit of one of Miami’s first Entertainment Districts.