Quietly celebrating 10 years today...
Ten years ago today, we threw open our doors with hope and a dream, a lot of passion and 12 pairs of shoes on the wall. Today we celebrate where we've come from, where we're at, and where we're going, sometimes steering the ship, sometimes weathering the storm, sometimes along for the ride, but always approaching our day with a passion for our business, for our customer, and for our community.
There have been many milestones along the way, and to borrow from close friends who are also celebrating an anniversary today, the following retrospect is sure to entertain...
In our ten years of business we have sold over 100,000 pairs of shoes, 10,000 of them in women's size 8 alone. A little more than 27,000 of them were black, but nearly 800 of you went in for orange a time or two. Men clocked in at about 10,000 pairs, and there were a few thousand kids in there for a spell, but alas, everything changes.
In ten years we've been open 3,620 days, we have had 3 stores, 2 locations, 103 employees and 145 brands. We've had 1 war, 3 Presidents and 1 Great Recession. We've moved, expanded, shrunk, combined, changed, added to and taken away. We've had 1 rat, 6 squirrels, and a dozen birds drop by, plus the occasional celebrity musician, athlete, Hollywood exec, chef, and political pundit.
We have expanded our offering to include clothing, both men's and women's, which is exciting and continues to grow. We have many plans for the future, most immediately our 10th birthday bash on June 11th - stay tuned. We have been working on re-branding, to better reflect where we're at, and have a remodel in the pipeline, to get us where we're going.
Thank you for your 10 years of support, we couldn't have done it without you!!!