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Shoe Store Coming to Hill Later This Year

Construction on a store front on the Hill is underway for a future shoe store slated to open later this year. The project has received approval from Grosse Pointe Farms officials.

The future store will feature shoes and accessories and will be in a former portion of the on the Hill.

The development is being pursued by Gretchen Valade, who also opened and in the same business district in .

The city council approved the site plan request and a building permit has been issued to Tom Robinson, owner of Blackstar Inc., who will be changing the facade of the storefront.

The store will have boxed planters lining the front window as well as some changes to the top portion previously covered by an awning. 

The columns outlining the ends of the storefront will be replaced as well, using a material that will be free from rotting, according to a site plan request by Robinson on behalf of Valade.

Additionally, the inside of the store will also undergo some significant changes to create display cabinets for the product.

Robinson told Patch Valade has not yet determined a name but is hoping to open by Oct. 1.  

Laura Hetzler June 15, 2012 at 01:36 PM
yay!! GP has been too long without a shoe store.
Cathy Champion June 15, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Thank you, Gretchen, for your continued efforts to bring wonderful, creative enterprises to our community!
Kristin June 15, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Hurray for Gretchen! What would we do without her?
david wade June 17, 2012 at 02:42 PM
What kind of shoe store are we talking about here? Very curious...
Bob Frapples June 18, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Another article I read said it would be women's shoes, some higher end brand names mixed with more budget friendly types along with women's scarves, shalls and accessories.

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