The Giesche family has been in the shoe business for more than 200 years, and the Geneva store has been in the same location since 1976. The store is known for its friendly and knowledgeable sales people and selection of fine footwear for the whole family.
The Giesche family also has a store in Glen Ellyn, at 400 N. Main St., which has been a fixture in downtown Glen Ellyn since 1948. The 15,252-square-foot building is for sale, as well, but no price is listed.
The store in Geneva has 4,150 square feet of business space, a 1,120-square-foot basement and a sale price of $799,000, according to LoopNet.
"Built in the 1960s, this free-standing, single-story building presents masonry brick and block construction with property improvements completed in 1988 and 1992," LoopNet says.
Gregory Giesche told the Chronicle that the Giesche family would have a retirement sale once the building is sold, and in retirement, he hopes to stay in Geneva and so some of the things he hasn't been able to do in the past 40 years, "like go to Swedish Days and have a sandwich," he said.