Shoe Station Returning to Tuscaloosa

According to the Tuscaloosa News, Shoe Station will be returning back to Tuscaloosa!

Shoe Station, which closed in 2016 after 20 years being in the McFarland Mall location, is expected to return to Tuscaloosa sometime this summer in the McFarland Plaza.

“We now officially have a deal with the owner of that center and we will be back in July,” said G. Brent Barkin, Shoe Station president and CEO.

They will be located in the 12,000-square-foot space that was once occupied by Shoe Carnival when it returns in early July.

Barkin said the company has been looking to relocate in Tuscaloosa since departing in early 2016.

Shoe Station didn’t leave McFarland Mall because of poor store performance. Rather, Barkin said, it closed because it couldn’t come reach a new lease agreement with current landlord.

“We’ve probably looked at 12 different locations since we left,” Barkin said, noting that final agreements couldn’t be reached until now.

Photo:  Tuscaloosa News

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