john deere polo shirts Lord’s Shoes closing after 85 years in Edmonton
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileTears, hugs and best wishes from customers are a daily occurrence at Lord’s these days as the family owned shoe store prepares to close after 85 years in business.”I’ve had more hugs in the last week than I think I’ve had in years,” owner Carole Lord Noland said this week.”It’s been a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful experience and a really nice way to end.”Noland’s father founded Lord’s in 1930. Her mother took over after he died in 1955.When Noland graduated from university in 1970, she had no interest in the family business. But that changed after a year of helping her mother in the store and accompanying her on product buying trips.”I grew to love the business and I never stopped loving the business,” she said.Over the years,
Noland has seen generations of families shop in the store, women coming in with their granddaughters to buy their wedding shoes.Noland said its hard to close the store her father founded, but the time has come.”I’m 67 years old and I have two lovely little grandchildren in Vancouver, and I think it’s time for a new adventure,” she said.As the store sells off its stock, long time customers have been visiting to bid their farewells and sign a memory book.Jackie Mathin has shopped at Lord’s for decades. She said she’s sorry to see a locally owned business close its doors.”As I said to [Noland] when I walked in, you’ve just broken my heart,
” she said.Lord’s will continue on after the Southgate Mall location closes at the end of December. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.