SIOUX CITY | Sadoff's is hanging it up after 120 years of selling men's clothing in Sioux City.
Owner Arlen De Zeeuw, 70, said Friday he is shutting down the store at 3023 Hamilton Blvd. in the Marketplace Shopping Centre because he wants to retire. The announcement came on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year.
While sales are up, De Zeeuw said he concluded it was time to step aside.
"I've done this now for over 50 years," he said. "I'm going to miss it very much."
The store will be temporarily closed from Saturday to Wednesday to allow the six-person staff to prepare for a "quitting business sale," which begins at 9 a.m. Thursday. The sale is expected to continue through the end of this year.
Sadoff's, one of the oldest retail establishments in Sioux City, survived eight moves, increased competition from national chains and regional shopping centers and, more recently, the explosion in online sales.
The haberdashery was founded in 1900 by Russian immigrant Nathan Sadoff at the corner of Fourth and Court streets in downtown Sioux City. Since 1994, the store has operated at Marketplace.
De Zeeuw bought Sadoff's in August 2002 after the death of Lester Sadoff, a grandson of the store's founder. De Zeeuw had previously operated the Hub Clothing Store in Hawarden, Iowa, for many years.
Sadoff's, which carried everything from suits and dress shirts to casual wear and shoes, was known for its large inventory of apparel for big and tall men. For example, the store, which sported the catchy slogan "Big Tall Small, We Fit Them All," offered shifts with long sleeves up to 39 inches and trousers with waists up to 70 inches.