Crossroads shoe store Bob Jones Shoes to close its doors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It seems as if Kansas City’s Crossroads District has grown faster the last several years than a teenager’s feet.

But sometimes you get a pair of shoes that last and last before you have to hang ‘em up.

Long-time discount shoe retailer Bob Jones Shoes announced Monday plans to close the store at 19th and Grand due to the retirement of the owners Rocky Horowitz and Harry Bosley.

The business partners have been at it for years.

Horowitz got his start in the business when he and his dad bought Bob Jones’ share of the business, giving Horwitz and his father complete control of the business. Harry Bosley joined the team in 1983.

“Our success in part has been due to our longtime employees who have become family,” the co-owners said in a statement.

“Our loyal customers have come from all over the country, and we have loved watching generations of families grow up in our store. We will miss you all. Our gratitude to our loyal customers who know, ‘We Gave Everybody Fits.’”

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