Florsheim shuffles out of Herald Square
The Florsheim site on Sunday, Dec. 28 (Photos: Rolando Pujol)
Florsheim Shoes has been at the corner of 35th Street and Sixth Avenue for as long as we remember. This morning, we walked by and found it shuttered.
The corner looks positively funereal now. The white lettering on the Florsheim sign has been darkened, and the windows have been papered in black.
We hadn't shopped in the store in many years, but we always appreciated it presence in the neighborhood. It was just a good old-fashioned shoe store. Nothing wrong with that.
After hitting retails problems that sunk shoes chains such as Kinney, Florsheim got a new boost in 2002 when members of the namesake family took over again.
amNY will dig around for more on this corner's fate this week.
-- Rolando Pujol