Evans shoe store closing Monday

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Foot Solutions at 4219 Washington Road in Evans is closing its doors on Monday.

The franchise store in Mullins Crossing Shopping Center is going out of business because of the economy, said Paula James, a pedorthist at Foot Solutions.

"We opened in October 2008 and literally the next week was when the economy crashed," James said.

The store's overhead was high and it wasn't getting the necessary sales to stay in business, she said.

The franchise is owned by Marion Labor.

Foot Solutions specializes in orthopedic shoes and sells shoes and socks for diabetic patients, exercise shoes, dress shoes, sandals and support hose.

Marietta, Ga.-based Foot Solutions is a franchise company with more than 240 locations worldwide. The company was founded in 2000 by CEO Ray Margiano after a 20-year career in the foot care and pedorthic industry.

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Chillen
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Chillen 02/16/11 - 02:29 pm
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This is too bad. I hate to

This is too bad. I hate to see any business close down.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 02/16/11 - 02:53 pm
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Mooney's on 15th Street has

Mooney's on 15th Street has been the go to place for special footwear for years.

PhiloPublius
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PhiloPublius 02/16/11 - 04:07 pm
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I get sick and tired of

I get sick and tired of reading about bad business decisions. Why would you open a shoe store when we already have 100 stores in this area where we can buy shoes and only 300,000 people in the metro area.
This means that there are ~3000 people for every shoe store in the area. if everyone buys shoes once a year then that means that each store will see on average 8 customers every day. if each customer spends $40, then each store will make $320 each day and $2240 each week. if the store has 5 employees, then just in salaries alone each person would only make $23,296 a year and that doesn't include rent, light bills, inventory, advertising etc...

This is the same reason the auto industry is in such bad shape... when each manufacturer makes 15 different cars and on average, people only buy 1 car every 2 years.

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Cadence 02/16/11 - 05:04 pm
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Walking Company at the mall

Walking Company at the mall is great, too. I wish I had known about this place. I have never heard of it but would have spent some money there for sure.

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Just My Opinion 02/16/11 - 05:31 pm
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jeremy, my friend, can I just

jeremy, my friend, can I just say that you put entirely too much thought into your comment! Now as far as shoes go, and I'm NOT argueing your well-thought out calculations, but don't you own more than one pair of shoes? I do. I have a 2 pairs for church, a pair for if it's raining, a pair for if it's cold outside, a pair for mowing the lawn, a casual pair of tennis shoes, and a "nice" pair of tennis shoes! DANG!! I bet after this, that shoe store will wish that I had been coming in, huh?

sweethunnie8182
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sweethunnie8182 02/16/11 - 05:36 pm
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This is to JeremyChughes, for

This is to JeremyChughes, for one thing it was not just a shoe store, it was a medically based orthopedic store for persons with foot conditions, and second of all if your soo sick and tired dont read the business section anymore. Know what you are talking about before venting about something you have no clue about (not just another shoe store). Instead know that this store helped me and a lot of other customers. The economy is too much for anyone to hardly keep up with in this day and age.

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Bobby Hill 02/16/11 - 07:32 pm
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And Columbia County officials
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And Columbia County officials think we need outlet malls!!!! Looks like time for another "survey"!!

Iamrightyouarewrong
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Iamrightyouarewrong 02/16/11 - 09:20 pm
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Jeremey is far off base in

Jeremey is far off base in assertions about the economy in general. I was at Mullins on Sunday. We shopped at Kohls and stood in line to pay. We shopped in Target and stood in line to pay. We went across to Academy and stood in line to pay (so far we spent over $600). Then to Best Buy, where they were out of stock on what we wanted, but there were people waiting in line to pay. We went into HH Gregg and they too were out of what we wanted to buy. They don't have a typical line so I'm not sure, but the store looked busy. Then to Pets Mart and spent another $150 on a new lizard tank and again, stood in line to pay. We shopped at Publix on the way home and there were four checkout lines open and again we waited in line to pay. By the end of the day we had added almost $900 to the local economy plus sales taxes paid, and in every store there were people STANDING IN LINE TO PAY. The economy in Augusta is good. I wish that danged recession would hit so I can STOP waiting in line to buy things.

Iamrightyouarewrong
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Iamrightyouarewrong 02/16/11 - 09:22 pm
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P.S. EVERY item we purchased

P.S. EVERY item we purchased was PAID FOR. We have, but do NOT used credit cards. If we don't have the money we DO NOT buy. That is a lesson that Congress (especially the Democrats) need to learn.

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cristinadh 02/16/11 - 11:10 pm
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I hate to see businesses

I hate to see businesses close down.. not only because they will put people out of a job and at my expense but because I don't shop at the mall.. at all!!!.. so then we have to look for some other place to take our business to...

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sweethunnie8182 02/17/11 - 03:24 pm
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yes, but majority of augusta

yes, but majority of augusta DOES NOT have $900 to go blow like some people do. Thats where i get disgusted with people. The majority are hard working people who provide the best for their families, and still dont get a break. Just bc you have it SOOO EASY, does not mean everyone else does. Lets also take a look around, its tax season, so yes places would be packed, bc hey guess what its the one time people may have a little to spend.

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