New men’s store opening
Downtown Birmingham is looking forward to welcoming Craig Ryan Fine Menswear to the former Woolly & Co. location at 147 Pierce Street. Owner Craig Ryan Kurzeja, who opened his first store in 2004, has three other Craig Ryan stores – in Grand Blanc, Petoskey and Harbor Springs. “We’re primarily for men aged 35 to 65, but with that said, some of my best customers are in their 30s or in their 70s,” Kurzeja said. Over the years, he said the specific menswear they offer has changed, but not their goal of trying to offer the best for everyone. “We have lots of everything, from jeans to suits, socks to underwear,” he said. “I never believe in opening a store without enough stuff.” Recent adaptations in the way people are dressing, especially with work from home outfits, “we’ve gone with the times,” he said. “But you can’t not have suits and sport coats. We have business casual to going out on a Saturday night.” A few of the lines the store will feature include Peter Millar, Johnny O, Samuelson, Jack Victor, Paul & Shark, Stenstroms, and more. Kurzeja said Keith Saltsman, with years of experience, will be the store manager. Craig Ryan Fine Menswear is aiming to be open before Thanksgiving. Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to LisaBrody@downtownpublications.com. Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.