Anton's - Detroit MI

Address: Various
City: Detroit
State: MI
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County: Wayne
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This menswear chain opened in 1957 and was founded by Gebran Anton Jr. His father, a Syrian immigrant, had operated a cobbler shop since 1925. The chain was known for it's elaborate display windows which featured classic cars. They had 9 locations by 1987 when it was sold to Hartmarx Corp. of Chicago. Anton went on to become a significant real estate investor. By the early 1990's, Anton's stores were being closed by Hartmax. At that point, Anton bought up some of the closed locations and re-opened them under his first name (Gebran's). Given the stiff competition in men's retail, the last Gebran's store was closed by 2009.

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Antons - FACADE AT MT CLEMENTS GEBRANS LOCATION
FACADE AT MT CLEMENTS GEBRANS LOCATION
Antons - ARTICLE ON DISPLAYS DEC 1983
ARTICLE ON DISPLAYS DEC 1983
Antons - GOOD ARTICLE FROM MOV 1993
GOOD ARTICLE FROM MOV 1993
Antons - HARTMAX ACQUISITION NOVEMBER 1987
HARTMAX ACQUISITION NOVEMBER 1987
Antons - OCTOBER 1992 STORES CLOSING
OCTOBER 1992 STORES CLOSING
Antons - RE-OPENING AS GABRANS 1993
RE-OPENING AS GABRANS 1993
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