Remember we told you about the Vine Street retail explosion? Well, it doesn’t look like it’s letting up any time soon, with local sneaker shop Corporate expanding to a second location at 1323 Vine, across from The Mercer.
While the Hyde Park location specializes in special edition footwear, the Over-the-Rhine location will cater to a more mature audience.
“We’ve started to feel our clientele is interested in looking a little more grown-up…and look to be able to capitalize on this opportunity,” says owner Matt Tomamichel. “Hyde Park will be the footwear destination, and OTR will be the destination for more contemporary clothing lines and footwear choices.”
Expect to see streamlined basics from modern streetwear brands, as well as classics from the usual suspects at the top of the sneaker game. The plan is to open for business in this Fall.
Corporate, which goes beyond shoes with appropriately-named events like Bigger Than Sneakers, community outreach, and their own line of branded clothing, is a textbook example of good guys making good. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing them succeed in my ‘hood.
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