A booming retail business with roots in Jeffersonville is relocating its warehouse to accommodate growth.
Shoe Sensation celebrated the consolidation of its three facilities into a new one at 800 Patrol Road in River Ridge Commerce Center on Wednesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The family shoe store chain now occupies a 148,000 square-foot facility — almost double its previously combined 80,000 square feet of space, according to a news release.
“As we enter a new phase of growth with our new ownership, J.W. Childs Associates L.P., we are excited to have our warehouse solution resolved and in place,” Mike Zawoysky, chief executive officer of Shoe Sensation, said in the release. “Our new facility will provide us with the logistic infrastructure capabilities to support our goal of rapidly expanding our business over the next five years.”
Shoe Sensation, which operates 124 stores in 17 Midwestern states, has added 48 new locations in three new states since 2013. The company plans to open between 30 and 50 new stores in the next five years.
The River Ridge Development Authority congratulates Shoe Sensation on their expansion,” Jerry Acy, River Ridge executive director, said. “We are fortunate to have Shoe Sensation join the already broad base of industry sectors located in the River Ridge Commerce Center.”
Wendy Dant Chesser, CEO and president of One Southern Indiana, said she is happy to see the business continue to expand.
“Companies like Shoe Sensation are exactly the type of business to celebrate,” she said. “Not only are they a contributor to the Southern Indiana economy, but they are a longtime supporter of the Clark County Youth and Family Services Inc. Their dedication to our community is only out shadowed by their determination to provide a quality shoe for the whole family, and we salute them for that.”