SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – One of the owners of the Reyers Shoe Store confirmed Monday that the store will soon be moving to the Eastwood Mall in Niles.
When contacted at the store this afternoon, owner Mark Jubelirer would only say Reyers is moving to the Eastwood Mall. He said more details would be released later.
“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,” Jubelirer said.
They will go into a 14,000 square foot space where Forever 21 was located at Eastwood Mall.
“The area where people will shop will be the same size as the store now. Customers will be thrilled,” Jubelirer said. ” We need to hire at least a dozen people.”
Eastwood Mall spokesperson Joe Bell confirmed the move. He said an official announcement will be made in June.
“We’re really pleased they’re going to be part of the lineup at the Eastwood Mall. Reyers has had a terrific name for years, and this is a tremendous opportunity for the shoppers of Northeast Ohio,” Bell said.
Jubelirer said the store would open in the mall August 1.
Reyers has been located in downtown Sharon for 135 years. Sharon Community and Economic Development Director Melissa Phillips said they are sorry to see the shoe store leave.
“Reyers has been one of downtown’s greatest assets for generations and their “shoes” will be impossible to fill. It’s unfortunate timing for all, with the recent allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds supporting our small business community is our City Manager’s number one priority. We are planning for many positive changes in Sharon during the next few years,” Phillips said. ” Mark and Steve Jubelirer will always be a part of the Sharon family, and we wish them continued growth and success at their new location.”