SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – After doing business for over a century in downtown Sharon, Reyers Shoe Store is moving locations.
The store is officially making their debut in the Mahoning Valley. Monday, they had a soft opening at their new location inside the Eastwood Mall.
It was a bittersweet day for the Jubelirer brothers who own Reyer’s Shoe Store.
Last week, they closed their store in downtown Sharon to prepare for the move.
“There isn’t enough traffic in downtown Sharon to continue. We have done our best to stay here. We need to take this drastic action against our will, but business demanded it,” said Reyer’s owner Mark Jubelirer after the decision was announced in May. “Reyer’s leaves downtown Sharon with a broken heart, but we welcome the Eastwood Mall with open arms.”
Sharon city officials said they are sad to see the anchor store leave, but they have lots in store for the downtown area as part of a revitalization project.
“Our hearts are still in downtown Sharon,” said owner Steven Jubelirer.
They also see a lot of potential in their new location.
“It’s been a lot of work to get this move to happen in less than a week, and here we are. We did it. It’s big. We have lots of shoes. We have all the sizes and widths that customers, Reyer’s customers, are looking for,” Steven said.
A lot of people showed up for the opening. The owners hope their customers will come to the new location.
“After 135 years, our growth has come from our friends and loyal cliental from the Shenango Valley. They are family to us,” Steven said.
The new Reyers location fills the former Forever 21 spot in the mall.
They will hold a grand opening in September.