Thursday, November 26, 2015

Why Wayne Edwards is buttoned up

Wayne Glassman, who's been in menswear for 30 years, says the economy did in his business.

Why Wayne Edwards is buttoned up


Another sign of the times:

The Wayne Edwards men's store is dark at 1525 Locust St.

Owner Wayne Glassman, who's been in menswear for 30 years (six years on Locust Street, preceded by nearly a quarter-century in a larger store on Walnut Street), says the economy was the "4,000-pound gorilla."

He said he had no plans to reopen in a retail setting, but seemed at peace with the turn of events.

"Things change and it's the nature of risks," he said.
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