We’ve been following the story of Henry The Hatter since he was unexpectedly booted out of his long-time location in downtown Detroit.
If you want to get nerdy, we have a neat episode of the Daily Detroit Happy Hour podcast with an in-depth interview.
The latest is that Paul Wasserman, the owner, has found a new Detroit location and that although there’s work to be done, he’s aiming to get it up and running in time for the holiday shopping season.
It’s going in the former 3 Dogs 1 Cat 4 Detroit location. That pet store moved over to 2714 Riopelle, still in Eastern Market.
Detroit’s Henry the Hatter is moving into a part of the market that’s starting to be a place to see and be seen. Detroit City Distillery’s tasting room is right next door, and down the street is the new Eastern Market Brewing Company (more on them here).
A little background, in case you didn’t know.
Henry the Hatter was founded in 1893 by Henry Komrofsky and is the oldest hat retailer in the United States. In 1919, Komrofsky began a partnership with Gustave Newman, who became sole owner in 1941 and sold the company to Seymour (Sy) Wasserman seven years later. In 1952, Wasserman moved Henry the Hatter to its location on Broadway in 1952. Sy is Paul’s dad.
The next chapter for Henry the Hatter in the city will be at 2472 Riopelle in Detroit. Their Southfield store continues to operate as normal.