Wein’s Closing After 108 Years in Clarion
The closure, which will coincide with the retirement of owner Alan Wein, was announced Saturday in a Facebook post by the store.
Wein’s, was founded in 1911 by Philip and Thomas Wein, two brothers who had emigrated from Poland to the United States. Their first store was destroyed by a fire in 1915 but encouraged by their previous success, they decided to rebuild even larger than before.
Each of the brothers had three sons. Philip’s sons were Meyer, Milton, and Charles, and Thomas’ sons were Morris, Victor, and Joseph. All six boys went into the family business with their fathers. After Philip and Thomas Wein passed away, their sons took over.
In 1982, working alongside his father Morris and his uncle Joseph, Alan Wein, joined the business, taking over Charles Wein’s portion of the business.
Currently, Alan is the only family member left in the business.
“The success of Wein’s has depended on the skills and dedication of our employees and the loyalty of our customers,” said Wein in the Facebook post.
Wein’s, located on Main Street, will be holding a storewide sale. Hours of the sale will be Thursday (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.), Friday (10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.), Saturday (9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and Sunday (Noon to 4:00 p.m.)
Following the sale, the store will resume normal business hours until remaining inventory is sold.
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