2017 Recap: Henry the Hatter Now Hangs its Hats in Eastern Market

December 22, 2017, 7:07 AM by  Allan Lengel

The new shop's sign on a snowy December night. (Instagram photo from Eastern Market)

This repost from Sept. 17 starts our Top 10 countdown of most-read articles this year, a series that continues daily through New Year's Eve.

Henry the Hatter, the iconic downtown Detroit store that lost its lease in August after being at 1307 Broadway since 1952, is moving to Eastern Market, Deadline Detroit learns.

The store will be moving to 2472 Riopelle, site of a pet shop that's moving down the street to 2714 Riopelle. 

The location is a bit off of Russell, the  main street in Eastern Market, but is still easily accessible. It helps that the store has a loyal following and Eastern Market continues to grow. 

♦ Update: The new location opened Dec. 8 and one in Southfield closed.

Paul Wasserman, who owns the shop, did not return multiple calls for comment last week.

Wasserman's father, Seymour, bought the business in 1948. He died in 1998.

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