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Cohen's Cothiers closing its doors after nearly 115 years

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 12:44:05-05

It has been a staple in Baltimore for nearly 115 years. In a couple of weeks, Cohen's Clothiers will close its doors for the last time.

Max Cohen, who came to American from Kiev area in Southern Russia, first opened his dream store in 1904 in Baltimore after making his fortune in West Virginia. Cohen's would relocate two times before it settled at its current location on Cranbrook Rd.

"It's been a great run; but with our lease set to expire, for me the time has come to retire from retail and move on," Gilbert Cohen said in a Facebook post about the store's closure. "We will shut our doors in a few short weeks, but first we commence the biggest sale in our 115-year history. Our entire stock must be liquidated, including basics we never put on sale. The selections are incredible and everything will be reduced 25% to 75% off. No exceptions."

The store is closed until Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 9 a.m. the first day of the liquidation sale. Below are the hours for the sale:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 17: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 18: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 19: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 20: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

After the first week, the sale will continue through March, just during the store's normal business hours.

"Goodbyes are never easy; but the satisfaction of filling a need in our community for so many years will remain. Along with our wonderfully talented and loyal staff, I thank you for your friendship and support," Cohen said.

Cohen's Clothiers is the second store to say its closing in Baltimore County in a matter of weeks. Greetings & Readings in Hunt Valley announced in December it was closing after 49 years. The store closed on Sunday, Jan. 13.

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