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Goody Two Shoes in Harrisburg to reopen after being closed from ice storm

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A discount shoe store in Harrisburg will reopen after damage from the February ice storm forced the owners to shut down.

Goody Two Shoes, at the corner of Broad Street and Milledge Road in Harrisburg, will reopen April 3 after being closed for seven weeks.  FILE/STAFF
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Goody Two Shoes, at the corner of Broad Street and Milledge Road in Harrisburg, will reopen April 3 after being closed for seven weeks.

Wayne and Dotty McGaha are planning to reopen Goody Two Shoes, at the corner of Broad Street and Milledge Road, on April 3.

The business closed for seven weeks, undergoing repairs from water damage when the roof partially collapsed under the weight of ice.

The entire inventory of 5,000 pairs of shoes in the showroom was ruined, Dotty McGaha said.

McGaha said her insurance covered most of the nearly $150,000 in damage costs, which included replacing carpet, refinishing walls, pressure-washing shelves and restocking inventory.

“Even the cash registers, computers – everything was ruined,” she said. “We had new countertops put in. Everything is fresh and brand new.”

Goody Two Shoes has been on the Harrisburg corner for 19 years and in the neighborhood for nearly three decades.

McGaha, whose business also sustained damage at its current spot from a previous roof leak, considered moving to a new location but decided to remain put after she prayed with her husband.

“We didn’t get any new instruction to do anything different, so we’re just going to continue to serve this community,” she said. “Our call was to serve this community.”

An official grand reopening is planned after Masters Week.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/25/14 - 10:01 pm
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Can't Help Myself

I can't help myself on this one. You can paint a cinder block pastel pink, but it's still a cinder block.

rebellious
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rebellious 03/25/14 - 10:49 pm
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I have

been buying shoes from Wayne and Dottie for maybe 3 decades? I started shopping with them when the shop was behind their house. Kohl Hahn, Johnston and Murphy, you name it. And for pennies on the dollar, which fit my Scottish roots and made me feel better buying them. Concrete blocks, Pink Paint...who cares. Wish them success in the reopening. I might have to stop by and feed my Imelda Marcos habit.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/26/14 - 08:26 am
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A little humor, Reb.

A little humor, Reb.

RogueKnight
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RogueKnight 03/26/14 - 01:57 pm
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Wayne and Dottie are good

Wayne and Dottie are good people and I am close to their daughter and son-in-law. I'm glad they got the store put back together. Best wishes!

Young Fred
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Young Fred 03/26/14 - 02:08 pm
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Hands down

The Best Shoe Store in two states!!! To this day when I see pink I think shoes.

Not bad for a little cinder block store.

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