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Main & Taylor Shoe Salon, 1614 Main Street: 2008   4 comments

Posted at 11:49 pm in stores

Here's another victim of the decline of downtown retail, a store that with the front sign, awnings and recessed entrance almost perfectly typifies those bygone days..

I'm not much of a clothes shopper as I've noted quite a number of times here, and I'm even less of a shoe shopper. Growing up, we used to do most of our shoe shopping at Jack's on Sunnyside or Poll Parrot at Trenholm Plaza (I think I still have some premiums from that store..). Once I grew up and noticed that my feet were no longer changing size, I discovered that if I picked a shoe that was made year after year, I could just order a pair sight unseen and never have to "shop" for shoes, and that's pretty much what I've done with size 10M Sebago Docksides.

I'm not sure exactly when this store closed, but given the "2007" support sticker on the door, I'm guessing 2008.

UPDATE 9 Feb 2010: Added a picture I missed the first time.

Written by ted on February 4th, 2010

4 Responses to 'Main & Taylor Shoe Salon, 1614 Main Street: 2008'

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  1. I wish I could recall exactly when Main & Taylor closed. It was right around the time that Lourie's announced that they were shutting their doors.

    This building is in good hands Rick Patel, who owns the Sheraton Columbia Downtown (Palmetto Building) purchased this one as well.

    With a lot of work by the property owners in the area, retail is slowly coming back to the Main Street BID. But it will be in a different form than in was in the heyday of big department stores. But it will not be happening quickly.

    Steve

    5 Feb 10 at 12:18 pm

  2. Didn't this start out as Proctor's Shoes? It was a high-end store, as was Main & Taylor (before it went downhill).

    Cary

    7 Feb 10 at 7:22 pm

  3. When I first saw this driving down to Main on the way to the hospital I work at I swore this sign said Lord and Taylor. Amazing the same front is used here too.

    Dustin

    3 Jul 11 at 10:21 pm

  4. For those of us who love shoes, I loved this place. The shoes were pricey and I was only able to buy one or two pairs from them, but I do miss going in there.

    Miz T

    19 Apr 13 at 10:39 am

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