Osmuns Stores - Pontiac MI

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City: Pontiac
State: MI
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County: Oakland
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General Information:

This is a menswear chain that went head-to-head with Hughes & Hatcher. It goes back to 1931 and was based in Pontiac. It was founded by Abe Lapides and Monroe Osmun. Eventually Norm Wachler took over as COO. The company tried a spinoff discount store known as John Kent but those 4 stores were closed by November 1988.

By 1988, the chain was discounting heavily as the retail business was getting crowded with larger competitors. By 1989, the chain was closed. The article about Hughes and Hatcher closing is interesting. When one of your main competitors goes under, it might be a bad sign. This page will serve as a record for the entire chain and I will add information as I get it.

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Osmuns Stores - ARTICLE MENTIONING CLOSING OF CHAIN
ARTICLE MENTIONING CLOSING OF CHAIN
Osmuns Stores - CLOSING JOHN KENT SPINOFF CHAIN IN 1988
CLOSING JOHN KENT SPINOFF CHAIN IN 1988
Osmuns Stores - CO-FOUNDER PASSES AWAY JAN 1987
CO-FOUNDER PASSES AWAY JAN 1987
Osmuns Stores - LIST OF LOCATIONS
LIST OF LOCATIONS
Osmuns Stores - NOTING THE DEMISE OF HUGHES AND HATCHER IN 1983
NOTING THE DEMISE OF HUGHES AND HATCHER IN 1983
Osmuns Stores - REBRANDING APRIL 1989
REBRANDING APRIL 1989
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