The Stride Rite shoe store closed down roughly a year ago and the unit at 27 Main Street has sat vacant alongside the several other empty storefronts in the area, including the J.L. Coombs a few doors down.
But eclectic gift shop Sense of Wonder will be opening up a store in the unit soon.
Sense of Wonder specifically sells products and crafts purchased from the little guy.
"Sense of Wonder stores feature unique items purchased directly from artists and craftspeople," owners Jay and Jean Smith say. "We are proud of the artists we represent, the quality of the merchandise we sell, our reputation as active community sponsors, and the importance of supporting independent businesses."
Specifically, Sense of Wonder hopes to open before the end of the month.
The gift shop closed their location in North Andover this past June and had opened a shop on Haven Street in Reading roughly 9 months ago.