‘NOBODY COULD TIE HIM DOWN'
Charlotte Magazine|September 2020
‘NOBODY COULD TIE HIM DOWN'
In memory of Dan Mauney, LGBTQ advocate, business owner, ‘Queen of Charlotte’
CRISTINA BOLLING

PEOPLE THROUGHOUT CHARLOTTE knew Dan Mauney best as “Dan the Shoe Man,” a Gaston County native who turned his passion for selling beautiful women’s shoes into his livelihood. It took him from Belk to the former Via Veneto shoe boutique in Phillips Place to the former Step by Sloan in Dilworth. In 2013, he opened side-by-side boutiques in South End—SHU shoe store and men’s underwear store Brief, then closed both about three years later.

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September 2020