Ithaca, N.Y. — A new DSW shoe store will holds its grand opening at The Shops at Ithaca Mall on Thursday, April 23.


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That’s according to the mall’s Twitter page and website, which said the grand opening celebration would take place at 9 a.m.

Here’s a photo the mall released to drum up support for the opening:

And from the mall’s website:

Hey, are you a #shoelover – or know #shoelovers? Join us as we welcome DSW –DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse – to Ithaca!

Nestled between ULTA Beauty and Dick’s Sporting Goods is where you’ll want to be on Thursday, April 23rd at 9:30am for the ribbon-cutting & party with goody bags and good times! More details to follow…

The Ithaca Voice reported in January that DSW was planning to open a branch in Ithaca.

Village of Lansing planning board minutes noted that it would consider DSW’s application for signage.

From Encyclopedia of Business, 2nd edition:

DSW Inc. is a discount retailer of shoes, operating a chain of approximately 180 stores in 32 states. The chain’s stores feature self-service fixtures displaying more than 30,000 pairs of shoes in more than 2,000 styles.

The stores, operating under the name DSW Shoe Warehouse, typically measure 25,000 square feet with nearly 90 percent of the square footage used as selling space. The company completed its initial public offering (IPO) of stock in July 2005. DSW anticipates developing into a 500-store retail chain.”

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.