Hollander's Kitchen Store in Kerrytown closing at end of May
Tom Hollander, owner of the Hollander's in Ann Arbor's Kerrytown, said he will be closing the Hollander's Kitchen Store at the end of May.
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com
"The Kitchen Store has done well, but we've got our hands full," said Tom Hollander, who co-owns Hollander's with his wife Cindy Hollander. "It's been a great store, but when we took it on four years ago, we knew we needed to get someone to manage it, and it hasn't worked out. We've had to spend more time up there than we wanted."
The Kitchen Store is on the second story inside the Kerrytown Shops while the rest of Hollander's — which specializes in decorative papers and hand bookbinding supplies— is located on the main level in Kerrytown with a space for its workshops in the basement. Hollander's paper store will continue to operate as usual.
Tom and Cindy Hollander began their business in 1986 selling handcrafted boxes and desk accessories from their home. They opened the retail store in the Kerrytown Shops in 1991, and added the Kitchen Store in 2009.
Tom Hollander said he is hopeful another kitchen store will take over the space because a lot of people like having a kitchen store in Kerrytown.
"We'll miss it, but we're well-entrenched with the paper store and feel positive about everything else going on," said Tom Hollander.
Beginning Monday, Hollander's Kitchen Store will begin a 25 percent-off sale of all its products and on May 1, will continue to mark-down all products by 40 percent or more until their final day in business on May 31.