Kositchek's Celebrates 145 Years of Business in Downtown Lansing

Kositchek's, a men's clothier in Downtown Lansing is now one of the oldest independent retailers in Michigan, celebrating 145 years in business this month.

According to excerpts from the article:

When Henry Kositchek started selling fabrics and leather goods door-to-door, Abraham Lincoln was president and the Civil War still raged.

It's likely the European immigrant never realized that, four generations later, his great-grandson still would be selling menswear under the family name or that his humble beginnings would grow into one of the most celebrated businesses in downtown Lansing.

"We often use Kositchek's as an example of how an independent retailer can be successful," said Tom Scott, senior vice president of the Michigan Retailers Association. "They have unique products that you can't find anywhere else and tremendous customer service that makes a fan of all their customers."

Kositchek's has been passed down through the family and is now owned by David Kositchek, great-grandson of the founder.

Through the years, the family has opened and closed other locations but have been on North Washington since the late 1800s.

Read the entire article here.
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