New Shoemakers Store Causing Family Dispute

If you've lived in lincoln for long, you're almost certainly familiar with Shoemakers Truck Stop on Northwest 48th and O streets. But now with a new Shoemakers Truck Stop in the works, there could be a family battle brewing.

OPEN SINCE 1967 SHOEMAKERS HAS BECOME SOMETHING LIKE A LANDMARK IN THE CITY.

There are now plans for a new store, directly across the street

“I don't care whose family you talk to if you look close enough at them you're gonna find someone who disagrees….but that's just family…”

They say it's no family feud, but with lawsuits filed….

IT IS SHOEMAKER VERSUS SHOEMAKER IN A DISPUTE OVER ONE OF LINCOLN'S BUSIEST TRUCK STOPS….

“He sees it one way I see it a different we just need someone to come in and tell us how it is…”

AT ISSUE, RANDY SHOEMAKER AND HIS FATHER OWN THE PROPERTY ON WHICH THE EXISTING SHOEMAKERS SITS.

HOWEVER HIS COUSIN DAVE AND HIS UNCLE HAVE RUN OPERATIONS FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS, but their lease is now coming to an end.

“Granted we don't own the building we don't own the land but we own the improvements inside….

Dave shoemaker is planning on taking those improvements, things like fuel pumps and counters ,With him to the new location across the street.

BUT RANDY AND HIS FATHER ARGUE  HE DOESN'T OWN THEM.

While both shoemakers insist there's no bad blood between them, there is certainly a disagreement. Not only about who owns what on this property but also who gets the name.

ONCE DAVE BUILDS HIS NEW SHOEMAKERS TRUCK STOP ACROSS THE STREET RANDY SHOEMAKER AND HIS FATHER HAVE PLANS TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE EXISTING STORE.

CALLING IT THE “ORIGINAL” SHOEMAKERS, A NAME DAVE SAYS HE'S EARNED.

“We've been there for 25 years. I've built my reputation and I don't know why I should have to share it.”

Now neither one is concerned about the competition between 2 possible Shoemakers.

However Dave Shoemaker has filed a lawsuit to prevent his cousin Randy and his uncle from using the name the Original Shoemakers.

Either way he says he'll move forward with plans for a new more than 7 million dollar store.