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Fortune’s Boot Shop expands

| July 8, 2013

COSHOCTON – Looking for boots? Fortune’s Boot Shop & Shoe Repair has 4,250 pairs of them in its new and bigger location at 23024 County Road 621.

The business moved to the County Road 621 location from Main Street 11 years ago, but had outgrown its 4,000 square foot spot and decided to move a few doors down to expand to 7,500 square feet on July 1.

“The biggest difference is that our stock is more centrally located and you can see it,” said Sheri Fortune.

Her husband Brent operates the business.

“The store is more shopper friendly,” he said. “It’s easier for people to come and find what they want.”

Shoppers will find much more than boots at the business. It also features socks, hats, Liberty Bibs, work and western wear, leather goods and boot care products. Fortune’s also still does shoe repair, which Brent’s father Pinky has been known for since 1949.

“It’s all about customer service,” Brent said. “I try to treat people the way I want to be treated because that’s what Dad did.”

Pinky is still involved with the business 64 years later.

“We wouldn’t be where we are without Dad,” Brent said. “He laid the groundwork for a successful business.”

His sons Devon and William also help out in the store and Sheri’s mother Mary Mason operates her real estate business in the same building.

“We all own this together,” Mason said. “It’s a family affair and it’s been wonderful to have all of us here together.”

Fortune’s is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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