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Remembering Hudson's: The Grand Dame of Detroit Retailing

For over a century, the J.L. Hudson’s Department Store on Woodward Avenue was more than just a store—it was a Detroit icon and a world-class cultural treasure.  Hudson's redefined the way Detroiters shopped and enjoyed leisure time.  A solid and lofty icon built by businesspeople who believed in their passion, Hudson's defined Detroit's downtown, creating trends and traditions in consumer culture that still resonate with us today.  At 25 stories, it was the world’s tallest department store, and was at one time home to the most exceptional offerings in shopping, dining, services, and entertainment.  The store prided itself on stocking everything from grand pianos to spools of thread.  In addition to departments offering fashionable clothing and home furnishings, the original Hudson’s store featured an auditorium, a circulating library, dining rooms, barber shops, a photo studio, holiday exhibits, a magnificent place called Toytown, and the world’s largest American flag. 

Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs

Remembering Hudson's: The Grand Dame of Detroit Retailing

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