Hughes & Hatcher - Detroit MI

Address: Various
City: Detroit
State: MI
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County: Wayne
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This was a menswear chain which was considered pretty classy during it's heyday. It goes back to 1910 when Fred Hughes and Leslie Hatcher opened up a carriage trade retail store at Woodward and Montcalm. By 1932, Russian immigrant Jacob Pincus bought the store as it went bankrupt during the depression. He retained the original name.

His son took over and expanded the chain across several states, selling it in 1977. At one point they had 61 stores in 6 states. The final owner was United Department Stores. By the early 1980's the chain fell on hard times and began closing it's stores. By 1983, the last stores were closed and that was the end.

I worked at the location in Northland Center for a couple of days in sales but the manager didn't feel I was aggressive enough so we parted company. Ha ha ha. This page will act as a record for the entire chain, which had various locations in and around the Detroit Metro area. I will add more information as I find it.

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Hughes & Hatcher - Downtown Detroit Location On Woodward Ave (newer photo)
Downtown Detroit Location On Woodward Ave (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Chain Also Sold Womens Clothes (newer photo)
Chain Also Sold Womens Clothes (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Change In Management Dec 1980 (newer photo)
Change In Management Dec 1980 (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Changing Hands In May 1977 (newer photo)
Changing Hands In May 1977 (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Feb 1982 Article On Bankruptcy (newer photo)
Feb 1982 Article On Bankruptcy (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Jan 1964 Article (newer photo)
Jan 1964 Article (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - July 1964 News Photo (newer photo)
July 1964 News Photo (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Labor Problems In Sept 1978 (newer photo)
Labor Problems In Sept 1978 (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Old Ad From May 1933 (newer photo)
Old Ad From May 1933 (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Old Credit Card (newer photo)
Old Credit Card (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Owner Passes Away May 2001 (newer photo)
Owner Passes Away May 2001 (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Sales Good In Aug 1966 (newer photo)
Sales Good In Aug 1966 (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - Selling Off In Birmingham Jan 1982 (newer photo)
Selling Off In Birmingham Jan 1982 (newer photo)
Hughes & Hatcher - The End Of The Line Feb 1983 (newer photo)
The End Of The Line Feb 1983 (newer photo)
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