Former shoe store gets new look in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos courtesy of Chris Busch – The former Baughn’s Shoe Store is getting a makeover as “a lily and a sparrow.”

MEDINA – A storefront that was a shoe store since 1960 on Main Street in Medina is getting a new look. The former Baughn’s Shoe Store is getting a new façade.

Baughn’s closed last year after being a downtown mainstay for more than a half century.

Laura Gardner bought the building at 438 Main St. and moved her shop there. Gardner is owner of “a lily and a sparrow,” a women’s clothing, jewelry and fragrance store.

Gardner opened the store in 2010 at 510 Main St. The former shoe store gives her more room for the business.

Chris Busch, chairman of Medina’s Planning Board, said the new look will give the downtown a boost.

“That whole job will be transformative for the building,” Busch said.