Damaged Store Reopens In New Location

Taylorvillle – There are few locally owned retail shoe stores anymore.  Residents of Taylorville have to drive to other cities to purchase shoes.  So, word that a shoe store on the square will open its doors again is being greeted as good news.

“Ya know it's just something that hit us,” Bob Farris of Bolindas told WAND News.  “Unforeseeable.  Nothing we could really do about it.”

Farris is referring to a partial building collapse on the square in late July.  The collapse has kept Bolindas from opening its doors since then.  Now Bob and his wife Linda will reopen on Thursday in a new location on the square next to the Taylorville Cinema. 

“Excited,” said Linda Farris who handles much of the day to day work at Bolindas.  “I'm glad we're getting over this hurdle about the move.  The move was kind of rough at first because we were trying to hurry up and get everything done.”

The move hasn't been easy.  Shoes had to be moved from the original store, to a garage and then to the new location. 

“Between 32 and 33 hundred shoes to move,” Bob stated.

Bolindas first went into business in March 2013.

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