MEET THE NEW OWNER: ANITA OPITZ
Born and raised in Germany, fluent in English, German, French, and Spanish, a loyal client of the previous Michael’s Shoe for over 15 years, mother of two, dog lover, many years of professional experience in the corporate world in administration, customer service, order processing, sales and marketing, a licensed Realtor® since 2017, client-focused and solution-oriented. Hobbies include any outside activity in nature - like walking, hiking, skiing or biking - painting, playing the piano, the melodica & the guitar, singing and yoga, a Concord, MA resident for sixteen years, and residing in Carlisle, MA since June 2018.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU:
Re-opening Michael‘s Shoe as Michael's Shoe Boutique in the middle of a world crisis – it is a little more challenging, but the vision remains the same:
• Raise awareness about the benefits of supporting local retail businesses where clients are treated with a level of attention and care that online ordering will never be able to replace.
• Change Michael’s Shoe from just being a shoe store to becoming a destination for shoes, art, music & more.
Heidi Ziegahn, who is joining me as my store manager, will help me make this vision a reality.
We will focus on helping customers make the best choices among our high-quality shoes, give artists the opportunity to display and sell their artwork, and host regular informative and musical events - respecting social distancing regulations as long as necessary.
We are asking for your patience at the beginning to set up new accounts with shoe vendors. It is a process and does not happen from one day to the other. The more we are able to sell what we currently have, the sooner we can add new inventory.
Please be flexible and try a brand that you may have never tried before - we will be working on getting your favorite brands in the store as soon as possible!
It all started with a painting! To read the whole story in the Boston Globe and Acton's Wicked Local, please copy and paste below links onto your browser.
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