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The Shoe Lady [277] 

7/28/12: John's Shoe Shop North in Richmond is closing its doors after 22 years of being in business.  Owner Cindy Feloney is a third generation shoe expert and her grandfather John Plesniarski opened the first John's Shoe Shop in Burlington in 1919.  Mayfred and Judy Plesniarski, Feloney’s parents, ran the second John's Shoe Shop in Hamilton, NY.

A woman who knows both shoes and feet, Feloney is not closing for any pressing economic reasons. Her parents worked into their 70s and always advised their daughter against staying in business too long. In the store's final months, Eva stopped in to hear Cindy's stories, meet her faithful clientele and buy some discounted shoes!

Music: Kevin MacLeod, "Amazing Plan" and "Olde Timey"

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Eva Sollberger

Eva Sollberger


Seven Days senior multimedia producer Eva Sollberger launched her award-winning "Stuck in Vermont" web video series in 2007. Her videos have been viewed by millions. She appears every other Friday on WCAX at 6:30pm.

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