More than a century after opening, Heads Shoe Store is closing.
“WICHITA’S OLDEST SHOE STORE IS SAYING SO LONG,” read a weekend e-mail blast from the business to customers.
The 105-year-old business has been in Lincoln Heights Village at Douglas and Oliver since 1949.
“What a great tenant,” says Joe Verbeckmoes, who handles leasing at Lincoln Heights. “We’re really sorry to see them go.”
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He calls it “pretty amazing” that the business could last so long.
No one with Heads could be reached for comment. The store is closed Monday in preparation for a sale that starts Tuesday.
Verbeckmoes says he thinks Heads will close for good late this month.
“They did all they could to make it happen. It’s too bad.”