Detroit Institution Henry The Hatter To Close Downtown Location

Photo: ACRONYM (Formerly A.C00P Photo&Design)

Photo: ACRONYM (Formerly A.C00P Photo&Design)


What a bummer, I used to love passing the storefront of the Detroit Henry The Hatter location while walking Downtown. This is the latest of Hometown favorites having to close their doors. 

According to The Detroit News, the store's owner Paul Wasserman said this in a statement: 

“Over the past 124 years, as trends, culture and the economy evolved, we did too. I’m sad to see this era end but it was a business decision I did not make... I encourage everyone, from those who visited the store when they were young to first time shoppers, to visit us at Henry the Hatter and help us say goodbye to a part of Detroit history.”

The shop, located on Broadway was founded in 1893, and it is the oldest retailer for hats in the United States, according to The Detroit News article. They do happen to have a location in Southfield, which will stay open thankfully, but the fact that the Detroit Storefront is closing is a sad one, indeed, considering it's been open on Broadway Street since 1952. 

The store's last day of business in Detroit will be on August 5.