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A growing Oakland County shoe boutique will open its fourth store this summer in Ann Arbor in the building that housed the John Leidy Shop on East Liberty for decades.
With the change, the space that used to sell some of Ann Arbor most traditional housewares will turn into what Pink Pump owner Tawny Thieu calls girly chic. will be very fun and very cool, Thieu said. And, she added, pink. had been looking for a location in Ann Arbor for the past year. Thieu plans to open by early July as her store joins the growing fashion hub in the State and Liberty corridors.
She wanted to be downtown, close to campus and amid independent apparel retailers, since her business feeds off the type of foot traffic that a clustering of boutiques can generate. And she liked the proximity of some chain stores, but not too many restaurants.
East Liberty, she said, fit that definition perfectly.
And the longevity of the John Leidy Shop in that location added to the incentive to pursue the space, she said.
just a testament to how great Ann Arbor is for supporting local boutiques, Thieu said.
Pink Pump sells high fashion shoes priced from $20 to $400, with clothing and accessories added to the mix.
The 1,150 square foot store will follow the Pink Pump business model: will always be something new, something unique and always in a great price range, Thieu said.
Thieu will bring that mix to the Ann Arbor store. Missing will be the UGG brand, due to other retailers already carrying those products nearby.
But Thieu will add what she calls shoes. this being a great college town it important not to have just high fashion and trendy (shoes) but also comfort pieces, she said.
Merchandise will change rapidly, Thieu said, with some pieces on reorder, but many others part of a single order. As a result, Thieu said, her customers stop in often to see what new and newly marked down.
That strategy builds a loyal clientele, she said. So does her attention to store design, where shoes and clothing are incorporated into a single, easy to navigate floorplan.
The location on East Liberty attracted a lot of interest as soon as the John Leidy Shop closing was announced, said listing broker Mike Giraud of Colliers International.
lot was from food users, he said, but many other retailers sought the space, too.
The asking rental rate of $37 per square foot per year put the space at the upper end of citywide retail rates, thanks to the proximity to South State and campus.
The corridor also is raising its profile as a retail destination, Giraud said. Borders,
Urban Outfitters, Bivouac and American Apparel are all destination stores, with many nearby boutiques like Poshh, Allure and the new Pitaya on South State adding to the draw for shoppers. Another apparel hub is taking shape closer to Main Street.
the stores coming in have been really interesting, he said, mentioning lab cafe and Tomukun Noodle Bar as food related examples.
stores) coming in are unique, Clark said. that good to see, since shoppers will have more reasons to choose Ann Arbor over a strip mall or shopping mall. Contact her at 734 623 2586 or by email. Sign up for the weekly Business Review newsletter, distributed every Thursday, here.
I came in shopping with a girlfriend of mine and her baby. First and foremost their was no room for the stroller in the very slim aisle. Next, the young woman behind the counter was INCREDIBLY rude to us.
The young woman proceeded to stare at us, while continually giving the two of us disgusting looks. Before we even had the opportunity to walk around the store, the young woman condescendingly proceeded to say, even after making a purchase, she continued the negative attitude, comments and gestures.
As a pregnant mother, I could not believe the LACK of service. This was my last and final visit. I have never felt more disrespected! Absolutely absurd and uncalled for!
Well, way to encourage a fun new business people. I, for one,am completely DELIGHTED! To buy these brands of shoes I usually order on line or drive to Somerset a couple times a year. Everytime I go to Briarwood, I annoyed at the lack of selection and the seeming inability of Von Maur or Macy to stock the current season styles. Only Aldo even comes close to current evening cocktail attire. And the other downtown specialty shops only stock a handful of styles. Thank you, Ms. Even if the store sell multicolored shoes and other products, the name is simply misleading. Also, Royal Oak and Ann Arbor attract different consumers. Ann Arbor boasts a tech savvy tween and college student demographic that follows fashion more closely associated with larger urban environments such as New York, and Chicago, and Los Angeles, this store seems to brow to survive in A2. That just me. good luck. They kids for God sake, not baby boomers with 8 figure 401Ks. They want pizza. They want nightlife. They want fashion! I continually shocked by the number of people who won accept the fact that Ann Arbor is a college town,
first and foremost.