It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the closing of our family footwear business.
Armstrong & Richardson was founded in 1934 by Omar Armstrong and Clarence Richardson. Our company established and has maintained a reputation for quality footwear and professional service with fitting expertise. We have been proudly serving Ottawa and Eastern Ontario for 84 years and through four generations of the Armstrong family.
In more than eight decades of retailing, we have successfully faced many challenges. The evolution of retail in recent years however, has presented a completely different environment. The most significant impact has been in the footwear and apparel sector. Increasing competition, the rapid growth of e-commerce, a shift in consumer tastes, experiential spending versus buying products such as shoes, clothing and accessories, have all contributed to a decline in traditional retail.
Although we have made many efforts, including opening our Outlet store and expanding our online presence through social media and the launch of our e-commerce website, escalating costs have made operating a small, local, independent business increasingly difficult.
Over the next few months, we will be liquidating our entire inventory of women’s and men’s shoes, boots, sandals, slippers, handbags, accessories and all other assets. Information pertaining to the liquidation sale is included below this letter.
Our family would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to all of our customers for your patronage over our 84 years.
Our team of management and sales associates in our stores, and our support staff in our office and warehouse, have all made a significant contribution to the success of our business over the years. We thank them all for their dedication and loyalty.
Eric Armstrong, President
Circumstances now require that we liquidate our entire inventory of quality men’s and women’s footwear, handbags and accessories. Our entire inventory- more than $2 million- must now be sold from the Kanata store at 499 Terry Fox Drive.
Everything in the store- absolutely everything without exception – is reduced for immediate liquidation. All shoes and handbags are 30% off, all boots are 40& off and all accessories are half price.
The liquidation will begin at 10am on Tuesday, May 1st. We will be open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 7pm, Saturdays from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. We will be closed on Mondays. The liquidation will continue until everything is sold. So please do visit us and take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to save on quality footwear.
Terms and conditions of the sale are posted in the store.