Stories - Redman's Work & Play

We’re expecting company, lots of company

  The month of August is usually filled with county fairs, picking sweet corn, and the sounds of cicadas singing Falls faint tune.  However this August will be a little different, because surrounded by an endless sea of crops and rolling sand hills, directly under the clearest of blue skies lies Alliance Nebraska, population 8,491 … Continued

What are we, to you?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the value of actual retail stores to you, the consumer. We know that you are changing, because we’re consumers too, but how do we accommodate you?  What are we, to you?   When Brian and I needed a new gas grill, we went to see Greg, our friend … Continued

Rolling out the red, concrete?

The front of our store is all torn up, the sidewalk is missing, there is no curb, parking spots are filled with excavators and cement trucks.  Dirt trenches, barricades, and detour signs have taken the place of customers. The yellow caution tape and orange cones would indicate something bad has happened, but really something very good … Continued

This internet thing, and the cranky toddler

“So, you want to sell things online, like Nike, or Amazon?”  “Nope”, I say,  “I want to sell things online like we do here, in our store.” And so begins the tale of how a little store, in a small town in Nebraska decided to “Go Online”. We had no idea what we were getting … Continued

Sit-N-Fit Store Still Strong

Redman’s Shoes has been a sit-n-fit family shoe store in Alliance Nebraska since 1980.  However, our roots go back even farther.  Our owner, David Pearse started in 1977 at the Redman’s Shoes in Kearney Nebraska.  Learning the trade and bringing those skills to Alliance in 1980, as first the manager and then the owner.   … Continued