Frank's Big and Tall Article in The Asbury Park Press
From The Asbury Park Press;
Frank's Big & Tall Men's Shop is A Century of Family Legacy
We were honored to have an entire article dedicated to our business in the Asbury Park Press. It discusses our rich history as well as the exciting services and products we offer today. Below is just a small excerpt from the article but you can read it in its entirety on APP.com.
Growing up in Edison, Ken Marowitz always knew that he’d carry on his family’s retail legacy, which was named after his grandfather Frank.
“In 1911, my grandfather opened a tailor shop in New Brunswick that also sold second-hand clothing and he and his family — including my father Hyman and his four siblings — lived above it,” said Marowitz, now a 52-year-old Monmouth Beach resident.
“After my father and uncles served in World War II, they ran a mobile Army store that sold clothing to Army bases and then opened a bricks-and-mortar Army/Navy store in Highlands in the 1950s when Army bases started closing,” he said, noting that the store was later relocated to New Brunswick and ultimately morphed into a "big & tall" store in 1961.
“At that time, there were regular men’s clothing stores and Army/Navy stores on nearly every corner, but no one was operating a big & tall store, so they saw a void in the market,” Marowitz said.
According to Marowitz, business was good and his father opened a location of Frank’s Big & Tall Men’s Shop
in Ocean Township in 1967; over the years, locations in East Brunswick (relocated from New Brunswick) and Morristown would follow.
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