Erik Bartlett, owner of Runaround Running & Fitness at 422 S. Main St., is opening a second shoe store in Joplin. Rather than tap into the heavy traffic on Range Line Road or 32nd Street, the new store will remain in the heart of Joplin.
In fact, when Bartlett’s Shoe Co. opens at 303 S. Main in late April or early May, only a short walk will separate the two stores. This was sought on purpose, Bartlett said.
“Nothing beats having a Main Street business,” said Bartlett, who opened the Runaround 11 years ago. It was one of the first