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Nick and Al in the York Road Store

Background Information

Triangle Sewing Centre is a Canadian company that was born in the home of Alba Babin in 1970. Al began repairing and selling sewing machines from his basement, and after a few years, he opened a store on York Rd, in Guelph, ON. The early years were tough, and Al had to work a night job to keep his business going. But it was worth it. Al's dream of running his own business and providing the best quality service was achieved.

A few years into the business, Al was joined by Nick Caravaggio, a friend who had some experience in the sewing machine business. Al taught Nick everything he knew, and before long they were offering the outstanding service that had helped them grow and thrive. The business eventually moved to 20 Stevenson St. S, in Guelph. In 1990, Al retired but Nick took over, and with help from his wife Nancy, ran Triangle Sewing Centre.

On July 1st, 1999 Triangle Sewing Centre moved to 386 Woolwich St. in Guelph to a much more spacious store. Sadly Nick passed away on Oct. 6, 2015 but left the great legacy of Triangle Sewing Centre.  TSC staff still offer the great service and warranties that helped build Triangle Sewing Centre. It's well trained technician is on the premises to give you prompt attention. You'll always receive courteous, friendly service and advice from the knowledgeable staff.

Nick also improved the business by offering some new services. With the purchase of a new sewing machine, customers also receive free sewing lessons, and there are now sewing classes, taught by Nancy and other instructors, in the new classroom. As always, Triangle Sewing Centre offers the best sewing machines, including Janome, Bernina and Brother and services all makes and models. It also has a huge selection of thread, a library of books and snaps, buttons and fabrics.

 

Stevenson Street Store

 

Nick and Nancy Early Years

 

Nick and Al

 


 

CARAVAGGIO, Nicholas Joseph (Nick)

November 5, 1947-October 6, 2015

With his loving family by his side at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Nancy. Loving father to Nicholas (Kristine Dawson), Mark, Krista and Shelly. Cherished Papa to Paul, Domenic and Kalayla.  Survived by his mother Eusebia Caravaggio, and by his siblings, John, Diane and Tony. Predeceased by his father Benedetto. Nick dedicated 35 years to Triangle Sewing Centre and had a passion for sports, especially golf. Many thanks to the Bayshore Nurses, 7th floor staff at the Guelph General Hospital, Dr. Spadafora and Nurse Katie for their compassion and support. His smiling face, friendly handshake and contagious laughter will forever be missed by us all.

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