The transformation of the Cass Corridor continues after a high-end leather retailer announced today it is opening up shop in the former building of Tomboy Market, an affordable grocer that often reeked of rotten meat.
Oregon-based Will Leather Goods plans to open its eighth location on Sept. 1 at Second and Alexandrine, just around the corner from Shinola, Willys Detroit, RUNdetroit and Fellow Barber.
Will Leather Goods sells belts, duffel bags, purses, wallets, dog leashes, footwear, keychains and much more.
Founder and CEO William Adler was born and raised in Detroit.
“Detroit is the perfect backdrop to bring together my past, the present, and future of Will Leather Goods,” Adler said in a press release.
“The city is a metropolis of creativity firmly rooted in America’s history and we’re delighted to be part of the growth of Midtown.”
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.