Is a DSW Shoe Warehouse a Good Fit to Fill the Borders Location?

Tell us what you think in the comments below.

A DSW Shoe Warehouse is expected to fill the vacancy left by Borders Books, according to Christine Brainerd, spokesperson for the City of Elk Grove.

Tell us what you think of that in the comments below this story.

DSW describes itself as a “shoe shopping destination for style-conscious women and men who appreciate value.” The stores are typically much larger than your average shoe store, which is embodied here by the fact that the chain would choose a large storefront like the former Borders location.

Back when Borders closed, we asked you what you would like to see replace it. We received 41 comments ranging from Barnes & Noble to Dave & Busters. There was no mention, however, of DSW or any other shoe store for that matter.

With that said, some Elk Grove Online commenters appear to be pretty excited about the store’s possible arrival. Others are concered that the warehouse store will squeeze out Famous Footwear and Payless.

Tell us what you think below! 

ylg November 20, 2012 at 08:29 PM
There is nothing at DSW that I could not get across the parking lot at Target or Payless. I just don't think a shoe store is a good fit for that space.
Dave Flaig November 20, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Yes! I have three boys and we can never find the right sizes of shoes or enough selection at target or Walmart! That would be amazing!
Velocity November 20, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Target or Payless, ha. That's a good one. ylg, you've obviously never been to a DSW store. It's a great addition.
Brenda Miller November 20, 2012 at 09:26 PM
I don't think the Borders building is a good location for DSW but I do think the former Savemart would be a good location. It would be great to have another bookstore in the Borders building. It was such a great location for a community hub, a place that brought all ages together and Borders created and facilitated that hub. We need that kind of environment in that location again.
Silvia November 21, 2012 at 01:26 AM
Anything besides an empty lot is good. What are other options?
Bwood November 21, 2012 at 04:47 AM
I agree with Brenda. The building's design really doesn't work for something as mundane as a shoe store. The old SaveMart location would do nicely for that. Somehow, in some fashion, it seems that we all yearn for a bookstore to fill the old Borders location.
Tom Brown November 21, 2012 at 02:43 PM
They should probably widen the parking spaces since so many more women will be shopping that center.
Angel November 21, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I think DSW is a great addition. The size of this shop is typical for most DSW's I've been in. Payless seems to do fine with Target caring shoes. I think its good health compitition.
Kathy Sachen November 22, 2012 at 01:41 AM
I shop at DSW all the time, but online. It would be so very nice to have a store so close. Definitely better than an empty building.
Mary Perez November 22, 2012 at 04:08 AM
I think a DSW would be awesome at that location. It has the best selection and prices for designer shoes and handbags. Women love that store! Target and Payless no way compare. Cannot wait for it to open!
Denise Wong March 21, 2013 at 05:09 PM
I would drive any where to just go to dsw. Shoes from payless, target, etc do not compare. Put a norstroms rack around here as well and i won't leave the area to shop ever.


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