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P.W. Minor's pop-up store in Downtown Batavia

by dsitler

 This holiday season, you’ll want to make P.W. Minor’s downtown Batavia pop-up store a ‘must-visit’ destination. The acclaimed Batavia shoe maker has created a space at 97 Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 where customers can find their well-crafted shoes. 

 

P.W. Minor's shoes are known worldwide for their high-quality, handmade shoes. The Batavia manufacturing facility is unique in that it creates shoes using the Goodyear welt construction method, considered to be the best way to make a shoe. The company features two shoe product shoe: orthopedic and fashionable boot and shoes. In addition to P.W. Minor’s pop-up store and website, the company sells their product throughout the world through dealerships, with their largest customer being in Australia. The company is continuing their legacy with the newly created The Abrams Shoe line, a line of handcrafted boots. In a fun twist, customers can go online and custom order their own boot with the choice of colors, soles, eyelet styles and more. The pop-up store has a computer station where shoppers can custom order their boots. These shoes are proudly made in Batavia. 

Another great reason to visit the shop, is that your purchases genuinely help the local community. P.W. Minor is currently in the middle of an amazing turnaround. With a majority of its production work being done in China, it appeared that the Batavia shoe manufacturer would close its facility. New local owners purchased the company in 2014 and now in the midst of returning all the manufacturing jobs back to Genesee County within the next two years. Most of the high-end shoes are made right here in Batavia by your hardworking neighbors. Stop-in downtown and see Batavia's gift to the world.

 
PW Minor PopUp Shop
PW Minor PopUp Shop ©Doug Sitler
PW Minor PopUp Shop
PW Minor PopUp Shop ©Doug Sitler
PW Minor PopUp Shop ©Doug Sitler
PW Minor PopUp Shop
PW Minor PopUp Shop ©Doug Sitler