Corbin’s Footwear to close

Owner looking to sell shoe store

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Bob Simcox stands behind the cash register in his store, Corbin’s Footwear.

JORDAN SLOBODINSKY/THE EXPRESS Bob Simcox stands behind the cash register in his store, Corbin’s Footwear.

LOCK HAVEN — Corbin’s Footwear will likely be closing later this summer, as owner Bob Simcox is looking to sell the business.

After 15 years, Bob says he is ready to part ways with the store and would like to sell it before closing it down.

“We have an online store. A younger person who really knows how to do internet sales could do it. We have the website built and we sell quite a bit on our website,” said Bob.

Instead of closing the business, Bob would like to sell the store for the value of the inventory. The value of the inventory is a price that Bob says he will discuss with a prospective buyer if and when the business is sold. Owner financing is not an option that he is looking at.

“The store specializes in work shoes. I have many industrial accounts already established. That pays an awful lot of bills,” said Bob.

Brands like Carolina and Rocky are just a few of the brands that the store sells. According to Bob, a young couple could run the store easily if they only had to hire a few part time employees.

Also, Simcox carries a large line of Carharrt clothing.

“The business could be a very good opportunity for the right people. I would be happy to explain the benefits to whoever buys it,” said Bob.

Though he has seen great success with the business over the last 15 years, Bob says he is ready to retire.

“The business is already established so it would not take much additional investment to continue a successful operation,” said Bob.

Bob says he will be closing the store if he cannot sell it. Anyone who is interested in the business can contact Corbin’s Footwear at (570) 893-1880, or stop in at the store located at 559 High St, Lock Haven, Pa. 17745

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