Wow, it's been so long! I was hoping another book store would go in there since we don't really have one. Apparently, the book store chains don't think Elk Grovians can read. :) Just having something in that space feels great though!
I am thinking Amazon and the likes are giving books stores a run for their money...plus there are avid readers like me, who have turned to audio books, and used books...I clearly ran out of space for books, had to give most away. My iPad and iPod are my new best friends..:)
Sigh. Was hoping Barnes and Noble would occupy that space. Yes, it's the electronic age, but there is nothing like the feeling of turning a page when you are engrossed in a really good book, or the "smell" of a bookstore. Well, at least of few more folks in Elk Grove might find employment.
I don't know what brands or quality Famous Footwear carries but I do know that Payless is on the lowest end. Perhaps Famous will cater to the folks who don't mind spending a little more for better quality shoes? Not being cheeky - I really have never been to their stores. If we're lucky, though, the shoes will be similar to those at Nordstrom! Elk Grove deserves nice stuff too!
DSW will not hurt Payless, they aren't in the same league...Famous has a few brands DSW sells...Think more like Macy's and a little Nordstrom in the brands they typically carry.. However, I am not sure what this one will carry, they may look at the demographics of our community and not carry what they carry in say for instance, their San Fransisco store...I have shopped this store since the 1990's, and in several cities and States, each carries something a little different in terms of brands...And yes, I m a shoe addict! LOL
Pink- It depends on the issue. I have a wide foot, and while the one at Arden does not carry a lot of wide sizes, I never have problems finding more shoes than I need there. I've only bought one pair that really hurt my feet. I never had luck finding shoes before DSW, and I really didn't like shoe shopping until DSW. Now my closet is full!
However, my daughter has some pretty corrective orthotics she wears. While we usually do find shoes for her there, she has to try on A LOT to find one pair that works.
I guess I don't see size 10 as a difficult size, nor a wide in that size range..I think of two friends of mine who have a hard time with shoes one needs 9.5 to 10 AAA and the other wears 11.5 to 12 B...Now in all my travels, those are really difficult to find in the latest styles in any store but Nordstrom...
Ross in San Francisco on Market Street has a HUGE selection of size 9, 10, 11 and 12 shoes, all widths and sizes. I love that store and a friend gave me a head's up and told me they stocked so many of the larger sized women's shoes, were due to their drag queen customers. Makes perfect sense.
I was looking in the window the other day, as one of the contractors walked in. I asked him if he knew when they expected to be open, and he said at least a couple of months. So at the rate things open here in EG, I'd give it at least 6 months. :-)