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Sid Hirsh and Hirsh’s Shoes is Celebrating Sixty Years

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Local Shoe Merchant, Sid Hirsh and Hirsh’s Shoes is celebrating sixty years of saving Tucson’s soles as April 2014 marks Hirsh’s Shoes 60th year of operation at 2934 E. Broadway. In 1954, Rose and David Hirsh bought some vacant property from realtor Benjamin Solot, the same man who gave Tucson “A Mountain.” They hired famed architect Bernie Friedman to design a building for a shoe store. The building at 2934 E. Broadway is still occupied by the business they started, Hirsh’s Shoes. Rose Hirsh’s dream was to sell the finest children’s shoes made, and, starting in April 1954, she did. In November 1954, son Sidney’s Army time was up and he joined the business. Business took off and in 1957 a second store was opened up at 22nd and Craycroft. This was a family shoe store as was a third store opened in 1960 in the Campbell Plaza Shopping Center. Around this time Rose’s son-in-law, Bud Rosenbluth, joined. A few years later, a Capezio Dance Store was opened on Speedway near the University. In 1975, Sid and Bud opened a Joyce-Selby store in Park Mall. In 1980, a second Joyce-Selby store was opened in Foothills Mall. With big changes in the retail environment starting mid-nineteen nineties, Sid and Bud decided to change the business. All the stores were phased out except the original location at 2934 E. Broadway, and instead of trying to be everything to everybody, the stock was limited to two categories; footwear for those who want or really need comfortable shoes, and dancewear. To do this, the store needed a trained staff so several fitters became certified pedorthists. Today, our pedorthists service customers from all over southern Arizona and northern Mexico. For more insight on Hirsh’s Shoes, visit Hirsh’s is truly a Tucson tradition,” says Sid, “and I’m proud to be a part of it!” Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Occurs daily: [starting Apr 1, 2014 ending Apr 30, 2014]
Contact Name: Sid Hirsh
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Contact Phone: 5203253110

Hirsh’s Shoes
2934 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85716

Ticketing Phone: 5203253110
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