checks out Beech Grove to find historic shoe store
BEECH GROVE, Ind. (July 31, 2015) This morning “Your Town Friday” is heading to Beech Grove! You’ll find the Marion County community just a short miles miles southeast of downtown Indy! The city dates back to the 19th century and today has a population of just over 14,000. Beech Grove really didn’t start booming until the early 20th century and a few of the city’s original businesses still exist today!
“There used to be probably 70,000 shoe repair shops in the country. I think now there are less than 6,000 left; they are https://www.naslsoccerbowl.com very few and far between. People come from all over cheap canada goose coat the city and state because of the work we do and they knowthey’regoing to get a good price and we’re going to treat them right,” said Jim Coffman, owner of Eckstein Shoe Store Repair.
The store opened back in 1923, when it was called Kennedy Shoe Store. In the 1950s the Eckstein family bought the business and just a few years ago Jim Coffman’s family took over.
“We decided to keep the name Eckstein Shoes because it’s a name that’s been out there for so long so we didn’t want to change that. Our main thing is shoe sales. We sell a lot of shoes made in the USA like New Balance and SAS canada goose outlet out of San Antonio. New Balance is from Massachusetts and they come in all widths and sizesto very small feet to long and canada goose outlet woodbury wide and also canada goose london uk narrow feet as well. We also have a full service shoe repair shop. It’s kind of evolved. It started out as just shoes and now it’s purses, bags, luggage and belts. My sisterMary can stitch just canada goose outlet shop about anything that comes in, whether it’s leather, vinyl or a canada goose outlet fabric material,” Jim said.
Jim says they can repair or replace most things so it’s worth it to bring it in and have them take a look.
“Something as simple as a ladies heel, we can fix it and make it like new for less than $10,”he said.
Just a few blocks down Main Street is another Beech Grove staple that has continued to serve the community for many years.
“It was very small at the time, maybe 20 tables at the very most and it was more pizza andspaghettithan anything else,” said Antoinette Pizzi, owner of Napoli Villa.
Antoinette Pizzi and her family are originally from southern Italy. Her parents opened up Napoli Villa back in 1962. Over the years they’ve expanded the restaurant and their menu.
“Of course spaghetti is the number one sale. The meatballs are superb. They tell us we have the best canada goose clothing uk meatballs in the stateand lasagna is very well known. We have all different kinds of chicken and our chicken and veal canada goose uk official can be prepared same way like chicken piccata, marsala, scaloppini and caruso. Not only is our food authentic, it’sprepared by order and we have consistency and excellent service,” said Antoinette.
“My canada goose shop austria sister in lawAshlee and I decided we wanted to opena businesshere in Beech Grove that we didn’t already have. There is nothing like us here in the city and we both have a love for doing hair and a passion for fashion,” said Aimee Holsclaw, co owner of Harlow Rouge Couture.
Holsclaw and Ashlee Hicks opened Harlow Rouge Couture in downtown Beech Grove last September.
“We actually have reallygood tank tops that start at $6 and range up to high priced $44 nicecardigans. Our dresses are $38 $42. It’s really unique items that you can’t walk into the mall and pick up there. We don’t want somebody to canada goose black friday 2019 uk go to Sears and be able to find the same thing that they can find at our store. So really unique items, quality items and something you won’t see someone wearing on the street,” said Aimee.
And Aimee says something else you won’t find at a bigger store personal attention and styling advice.
“We’re really good at making people feel canada goose online uk fake beautiful even when they don’t. A lot of women come in here and they need a dress for a wedding or birthday and they say I don’t wear dresses or fancy stuff and they don’t feel good about themselves. That’s part of theexperience you’renot going to get at the mallbutyou’regoing to get it here,” said Aimee.
Just next door you’ll find another fashion boutique! This one is geared towards little girls.
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Nadja GoHeen opened Tiny Tots Couture just three months ago and loves the reaction from customers when they walk into her shop.
“Oh, this store is so cute!” said Nadja.
She has a variety of items like beachwear and casualwear, also fancy dresses and all kinds of accessories.
“I think it’slike, oh, look at my cute little one, the dresses with the fancy lace with the accessories and hair bows necklaces, little bracelets, that kind of stuff. It makes it fun for the little girl to dress up and the mom canada goose outlet store locations to dress the little girl,” said Nadja.