This November will be our 67th year anniversary in business. It is with a heavy heart, I make the announcement that Smith’s Shoe Center is closing. Our tentative closing date will be the end of December 2018. For three generations the Smith family has had the honor to serve our community. I am overwhelmed to think about the number of families that have shopped and supported Smith’s Shoes and the number of families that have been able to live their lives in Bloomington while working at Smith’s Shoes. I am blessed by all of you, the customers, and by all those that three generations of Smith’s have had the pleasure to work beside. I struggle for the right words to express my gratitude. We plan to be closed this coming Monday November 5th to mark and tag our entire inventory on sale. We hope to start our liquidation sale the following Tuesday the 6th. While my heart is heavy with this announcement, it also has joy for what lies ahead. In the next coming weeks, I will be excited to share what is next for my family, our amazing team, and the Smith’s Shoe Center space the shoe store occupies.
Thank you just doesn’t cover it. Thank you makes it simple but it is so more complicated than that.