"He ( Michael Applebaum) basically grew up in the shoe store," said former city councillor Jeremy Searle, who served on council with Applebaum when the pair were the only two candidates elected under the banner of the now-defunct Montrealers Party in 1994. Searle recalled the poorly heated shop, stocked with seconds and factory samples, where Applebaum toiled from age 13. "It was a cutthroat business and they were best at being cutthroat," he said.
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