New Doc Martens Opens in Wicker Park
The Dr. Martens company had been looking for a space in the Wicker Park & Bucktown area for some and has apparently decided to make the former Earwax Cafe space at 1516 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park their new home. Doc Marten's officially opened their doors today (12-8-11) just in time for the holidays.
This corner of the Wicker Park neighborhood is the current home of City Soles, Steve Madden, John Fluevog, Aldo and Akira Shoes and it appears the North/Damen/Milwaukee corner is quickly becoming a focal spot for those with a penchant for fashion-forward footwear.
Interesting that long-time staple, Earwax Cafe, closed and a billion dollar company moved in so quickly. The owners of, the now defunct, Earwax Cafe happen to own the building and are the folks behind the decision to lease to the space to the Dr. Martens Company.