An established unbiased shoe retailer, Waxberg’s Stroll Shoppe on Dempster Side road in Niles, has new house owners who say consumers can be expecting the similar convenience manufacturers and skilled shoe fitters the shop has all the time presented, in addition to a pedorthist.
Wisconsin-based, family-owned corporate Stan’s Are compatible For Your Ft bought the shop from the Waxberg kinfolk on the finish of final 12 months, corporate President and CEO Jim Sajdak mentioned.
Sadjak and previous proprietor Ron Waxberg are longtime pals and when Waxberg started fascinated with retirement, the concept the Sajdak kinfolk may take over the trade “used to be a herbal have compatibility,” he mentioned.
Advertising and marketing Director Megan Sajdak mentioned the purchase used to be an obtrusive subsequent step because the kinfolk appears to be like to extend its trade. She and her 3 brothers are all concerned within the trade, which has 3 places in Wisconsin and likewise owns 3 different shoe shops.
They mentioned they plan to stay a lot of what’s saved Waxberg’s in trade for the final 103 years. Waxberg’s is a third-generation kinfolk trade that has been in operation since 1919; Stan’s has been a kinfolk trade since 1950, in line with an organization information free up.
“We percentage a large number of the similar manufacturers… however we’re going to usher in some strains that we predict will do neatly in that house, that perhaps the Waxberg’s consumers have now not noticed ahead of,” Jim Sajdak mentioned.
He added that “We have been actually lucky… to retain [Waxberg’s] whole personnel, which is superb for continuity,” he added.
“There’s some actually seasoned veterans there which are simply pleasant to have as a part of our workforce. Those guys actually know what they’re doing.”
Longtime Waxberg’s buyer Phyllis DeBlasio, who used to be buying groceries on the retailer Monday, mentioned she helps to keep coming to the shop for the reason that personnel is an expert and attentive.
“Those guys give excellent recommendation,” she mentioned, nodding in opposition to Andrew Hondropoulos, assistant supervisor. “They handle you, they actually do.”
Megan Sajdak mentioned retailer consumers may see a virtual foot scanner or different era updates within the coming months, in addition to some visible inside updates to the shop itself.
The kinfolk is happy to get to grasp the Niles trade neighborhood, the Sajdaks mentioned.
“We’re excited to be on Dempster as it’s actually a perfect, busy boulevard,” Jim Sajdak mentioned. “There couldn’t be a greater spot for us. We’re simply excited to be there.”
He added that they’ve been involved with the village Chamber of Trade and are having a look ahead to being concerned with the neighborhood via occasions and charity drives.
“We’re going to be running with other docs within the house, health facilities, other girls’ nights,” Megan mentioned.
They’re additionally looking for other races and runs to be serious about and are making plans a “percentage the pair” shoe pressure to gather gently-used footwear for a neighborhood nonprofit within the village, she mentioned.