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Westbank Shoe Store

Postby sassybee » Nov 20th, 2012, 8:20 am

It will be sad to see one of Westbank's long running businesses close. I read in the paper the other day Westbank Shoes by Tim Horton's will be closing. They've been in that location for 15 years.
Does anyone know if the business may be sold, or is it closing permanently? It would be nice if someone else would take over.
I know of people that would even come up from Summerland and Penticton to shop there.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby oneh2obabe » Nov 20th, 2012, 9:34 am

Check your PM.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby oneh2obabe » Nov 21st, 2012, 3:13 pm

Talked with her today and she's retiring. She had/has the business on the market with a couple of near deals but they fell through so she's shutting the doors unless someone pops up before she shutters the doors.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby sassybee » Nov 21st, 2012, 3:20 pm

Thanks for the info, albeit a little sad.....
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby southernfrau » Nov 21st, 2012, 5:05 pm

There is still a shoe store in town over by the library. Most people go to the bigger malls, but this one tucked is away over there with high quality shoes being sold.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby gardengirl » Nov 21st, 2012, 5:25 pm

That is sad. It is a great store.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby fall » Nov 21st, 2012, 10:06 pm

relax there are like 50 more around nevermind ebay and zappos.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby gardengirl » Nov 21st, 2012, 10:45 pm

fall wrote:relax there are like 50 more around nevermind ebay and zappos.


Pfft. It was a very good local store with knowledgeable staff. Ebay and Zappos can't compare.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby sassybee » Nov 21st, 2012, 11:08 pm

They also carried high quality shoes :) at a decent price.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby mee-mo87 » Nov 22nd, 2012, 1:33 pm

Is she already closed or when is her closing date?
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby oneh2obabe » Nov 22nd, 2012, 6:27 pm

She closes end of November.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby fall » Nov 22nd, 2012, 6:47 pm

gardengirl wrote:
fall wrote:relax there are like 50 more around nevermind ebay and zappos.


Pfft. It was a very good local store with knowledgeable staff. Ebay and Zappos can't compare.

Im sure zappos or ebay have the exact product cheaper, would have been nice to try them on and get the brand and model number in store and then have them delivered to your door for less! how were they so knowledgeable? they found the size you needed in a box in the back room and said their great quality and look good on you, its a shoe or boot you know your size you like you buy!
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby gardengirl » Nov 22nd, 2012, 7:25 pm

gardengirl wrote:
fall wrote:relax there are like 50 more around nevermind ebay and zappos.


Pfft. It was a very good local store with knowledgeable staff. Ebay and Zappos can't compare.


fall wrote:Im sure zappos or ebay have the exact product cheaper, would have been nice to try them on and get the brand and model number in store and then have them delivered to your door for less! how were they so knowledgeable? they found the size you needed in a box in the back room and said their great quality and look good on you, its a shoe or boot you know your size you like you buy!


Obviously you know nothing about fine footwear. The ladies at the local shop knew a lot about fitting and were especially helpful with people who had foot problems.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby sassybee » Nov 22nd, 2012, 7:29 pm

I'm thinking that "fall" buys his/her footwear at Walmart.
Some people have a hard time finding a proper fitting shoe. That's where these ladies were helpful, and sold GOOD quality shoes. There IS a reason these shoes cost more.
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Re: Westbank Shoe Store

Postby fall » Nov 22nd, 2012, 7:37 pm

Well I guess not enough people thought the same and decided not to shop there and keep them open or attract a buyer, same thing at freedman to wasnt it?
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