Armstrong & Richardson Proudly
Celebrates 70 Years Serving Ottawa
The Ottawa Citizen
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Armstrong & Richardson was founded in 1934 by the late Omar Armstrong and Clarence Richardson. Both had extensive experience in fitting corrective footwear, and they established their business with principles and ethical standards that built trust and confidence with the clientele they served.
While the business has evolved over the years, Armstrong & Richardson has retained its emphasis on combining high quality merchandise and professional service with fitting expertise.
This commitment to service has been maintained by three generations of Armstrongs. First by Omar, then by his son Blair, who joined him in 1956, and then by Omar’s grandson Eric, the current President, and granddaughter Deanna Armstrong, the current Vice-President.
“We are proud to have received the Consumers Choice Gold award for the Best Shoe Stores in Ottawa from 1998-2004,” says Eric. This is the seventh year in a row that Armstrong & Richardson has received this award.
Armstrong & Richardson continues to provide the best selection of men’s and women’s footwear in the region. The merchandise mix offers casual, walking, business, dress and formal shoes as well as sandals, winter boots, slippers, handbags and accessories from Canada and around the world. Brand names include: Rockport, Clarks , Easy Spirit, Romika, S.A.S. Amalfi, Roberto Cappucci, Mr. Seymour, Josef Seibel, Mephisto, Bostonian and Florsheim. An extensive range of sizes, widths and exciting colours are available in their comfortable and beautifully appointed stores.
Armstrong & Richardson stores are conveniently located in five of Ottawa ’s finest shopping centers: Carlingwood (opened 1956), the Kanata Signature Center (opened 2001), St-Laurent (opened 1967), Place d’Orleans (opened 1990) and Billings Bridge (opened 1961).
“We will be happy to help you with all of your footwear needs,” says Eric.