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A Chapter Of History Closing

December 18, 2018

BY Minyetta Bailey

Detroit, MI-

The iconic clothing store located at the fork in the road at the bottom of Gratiot Avenue in downtown Detroit has decided to close its doors after four decades of servicing the community with the latest brands in casual clothing.  This is the same location that alleged gangster and drug king-pin Demetrius Holloway was gunned down in October of 1990. Pepper Martin opened the store in 1975 with Donny Goldstein, aiming to sell "high-quality men's and women's apparel." According to a release, Martin became the sole owner of The Broadway in 2010. Pepper Martin, 70, is announcing his retirement and the upcoming closure of his shop, "The Broadway." In a statement, Martin said he reached out to Bedrock, a real estate and development firm owned by Dan Gilbert, to inquire whether it would be interested in purchasing the building when Martin decided it was time to retire. Bedrock purchased the property in August 2018.  According to a news release, a going-out-of-business liquidation sale at the clothing store at 1247 Broadway began Monday. The store is expected to officially shutter in early spring 2019, or when all the inventory is sold.