33. The Shoe Guy Hosts Young Tootsies Grand Re-Opening

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If it’s been a while since you’ve shopped at Young Tootsies shoe store at The Ice House Mall, you might be surprised to see the store’s new look.  Not only did they move to a new location in the mall, the popular spot for children’s shoes now offers shoes for women as well.

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Courtesy of Young Tootsies

The owner, Doug “The Shoe Guy” Pekarek, is planning a three-day grand opening celebration next week and inviting us all to come check out what’s new at the popular Barington shoe shop.

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Courtesy of Young Tootsies

If you need a pair of new boots, shoes or sandals for yourself or for your kids, why not join the party while you do your shopping?  Here’s the schedule of Young Tootsie’s events planned for the Grand Opening next week.

Thursday March 7th:
Ribbon cutting by Barrington Chamber at 530pm.
Treats and drinks from 4-7pm.
Chocolates from Wicked Chocolates.

Friday March 8th:
11:00am Susan Witek master puppeteer perform (3 Goats & Friend.)
1:00pm Neil Whitman singer of songs, teller of tales.

Saturday March 9th:
1-3pm balloon artist “The Amazing Jack Longo”
1-3pm face painting by Diane Hardy.
4pm drawing for Schwinn Tricycle and Maxi-Kickboard.

And just in case you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Doug “The Shoe Guy” yet, here’s what he’s best known for, in his own words:

Post 300 - Doug The Shoe Guy at Young Tootsies“Whether you are the parent who knows exactly what you need or want or a relative who really wants to make a difference.

If you are looking for great ideas, or need a special shoes for special podiatric needs.

Whatever your needs, nothing beats that personal touch for which we are well known.

Whether you’re looking for sneakers, boots, heels, shoes for your kids or something that will look good at parties.  We look forward to helping you.”

To see more photos from inside the new Young Tootsies, CLICK HERE to find the shop on Facebook or visit their website at YoungTootsies.com.

You’ll find Young Tootsies at 200 W. Applebee Street in Barrington’s Ice House Mall.

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