Items Tagged with 'Van Hoecks Shoes'


Van Hoecks Shoes assets step to auction

February 15, 2013
An asset management firm in Byron Center will host the final liquidation sale for Van Hoecks Shoes, which announced this fall that it would close after being in business for seven decades in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Walking a mile in the customers shoes

October 1, 2012
In the early hours of Thursday morning, a crowd of faithful, elderly customers stood outside Van Hoecks Shoes in downtown Grand Rapids, waiting for the doors to open. Read More

The other shoe has dropped

October 1, 2012
After nearly 70 years downtown, Van Hoecks Shoes is closing. Greg Clarin, who has owned Van Hoecks for nearly 15 years, began his going-out-of-business sale late last week. The store at 95 Monroe Center sold quality name-brand men’s and women’s casual and dress shoes and was especially appreciated by customers who had difficulty in finding a proper fit because Van Hoecks offered a larger inventory of sizes and more personal service than national shoe chains and department stores. Read More