New kid on the block

Shoe store holding grand opening specials



As of Monday, the new Shoe Carnival store at Oak Brook Square on Linden Road, was open and gearing up for its grand-opening event this weekend.

As of Monday, the new Shoe Carnival store at Oak Brook Square on Linden Road, was open and gearing up for its grand-opening event this weekend.

FLINT TWP. — Shoe Carnival, the newest store in a recent boom in the township’s shopping district, has quietly opened its doors in readiness for ribbon-cutting and grand opening events this week.

“We are very excited for (this) week and into the weekend to get off on a great foot in Flint,” said Jessica Wildeman, spokeswoman for the Indiana-based company, in a press release.

A ribbon-cutting, organized by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, was scheduled for 10 a.m. today (Nov. 7) at the store located at 3192 S. Linden Road in the Oak Brook Square shopping plaza.

The grand opening celebration is set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Nov. 9. The first 100 customers to arrive will receive a $10 reward card to use toward anything in the store. Other special events during the day will include:

A drawing for free shoes for a year at 10 a.m.

A drawing for $1,000 cash, courtesy of Skechers at 11 a.m.

Doorbuster deals from 9 a.m. to noon.

Prizes and giveaways all weekend long.

The store has hired 31 employees and is always accepting applications, Wildeman said.

“We are excited to be opening a new store location in Oak Brook Square and bringing our customers a new spacious and inviting Shoe Carnival shopping experience,” says Todd Beurman, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “At Shoe Carnival our customers will find a fun shopping experience, huge selection, and a great value on name brand footwear and accessories for the entire family that is sure to thrill them.”

Shoe Carnival, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest family footwear retailers, operating over 370 stores in 32 states and Puerto Rico as well as online. For more details, visit its website at www.shoecarnival.com.


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