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    Lebo’s, founded in 1923 in downtown Charlotte, has been a mainstay in the Carolinas -- now with eight locations -- for 91 years.
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    Lebo’s, founded in 1923 in downtown Charlotte, has been a mainstay in the Carolinas -- now with eight locations -- for 91 years. Here you can see the old sign (left), visible during a 1960 campaign motorcade for (from left) congressional candidate David Clark of Lincolnton, then-presidential candidate John F. Kennedy and gubernatorial candidate Terry Sanford.
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    Lebo’s, founded in 1923 in downtown Charlotte, has been a mainstay in the Carolinas -- now with eight locations -- for 91 years. Here’s the old location on East Independence Boulevard, near Albemarle.
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    Mark Goldsmith, 49, is president of the company.
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    Picasa - CAROLINE MCMILLAN PORTILLO cmcmillan@charlotteobserver.com
    At 89 years old, Jerry Levin, son of founder Sidney Levin, is still intimately involved in the operation, visiting stores, designing dance clothes and sharing wisdom from his 65-year-career with Lebo’s.
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    Picasa - CAROLINE MCMILLAN PORTILLO cmcmillan@charlotteobserver.com
    N.C. State graduate Brian Goldsmith, 29, left a lucrative job with Northwestern Mutual in 2008 to join the family business, the fourth generation to do so.
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    Binyamin Levin, 48, is the vice president.
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    Brian Goldsmith, 29, measures Donna Lumsden with an electronic foot scanner at the flagship Lebo’s store on Independence Bouelvard. Goldsmith is the fourth generation to be involved in the family business, which is 91 years old.
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    Cowboy boots and western wear are a big seller at Lebo's, but so are the tap shoes and leotards in the neaby dancewear section. Diversifying wares has helped the company survive -- and thrive -- for 91 years.
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    Jerry Levin, 89, has been involved with the 91-year-old family business for the last 65 years. His father, Sidney Levin, founded the company in 1923.
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Chris Manus shapes a cowboy hat at the flagship Lebo's store on Independence Bouelvard, one of eight in the Carolinas.
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