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Where is the goose that laid the golden egg that was in the basement of Su-Ann Shoe Store?

John Peaspanen
StarNews

Q. Where is the goose that laid the golden egg that was in the basement of Su-Ann Shoe Store on Front Street downtown Wilmington?

A. Unfortunately, we have yet to strike gold on this one. After investigating this matter with local historians and business people, the location of the elusive Su-Ann Shoes goose remains a mystery.

Neither Janet Davidson nor Barbara Rowe of the Cape Fear Museum knew of the retail prop’s whereabouts.

Former Wilmington councilman Jim Quinn, a commercial real estate salesman, brokered a deal for the property at the corner of Front and Princess streets, after Sue-Ann Shoes closed in 1998.

Quinn suggested that information might be available from previous owner John Malejohn, who once owned the Deluxe Café on Market Street.

Staff at the restaurant said Malejohn has not owned the business in nine years and could provide no contact information for him.

So we seem to have scored a big non-golden goose egg.

If anyone has any information on the Sue-Ann Shoes goose or can tell us a little more about what it was, please let us know in the Comments below.

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2 Responses to “ Where is the goose that laid the golden egg that was in the basement of Su-Ann Shoe Store?”

  1. On June 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm Darrell Parks wrote:

    There used to be a brand of children’s shoes called Mother Goose or something similar. When you purchased a pair of these shoes, you were allowed to pull the goose’s head down and it “laid a golden egg” with a prize inside. Is this what you are thinking of?

  2. On July 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm Elaine Henson wrote:

    Mr. Ivey ran the Su-Ann shoe store for many years; actually, that is him in the photo of the store. I believe he still lives here…his sons are Daren Ivey, who works for the city and Tony Ivey, a builder.



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