Remembering Hudson's : The Grande Dame of Detroit Retailing
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The J. L. Hudson Company redefined the way Detroiters shopped and enjoyed leisure time. Many Detroiters share memories of times spent shopping and enjoying spectacular events sponsored by Hudson's. A solid and lofty icon built by businesspeople who believed in their passion, Hudson's defined Detroit's downtown, creating trends and traditions in consumer culture that still resonate with us today. Now and in the future, as Hudson's boxes, shopping bags, and artifacts are discovered in closets, attics, basements, and flea markets, many will remember that it was once as solid a civic fixture as the City-County Building or the Detroit Public Library.
Weldon, Marianne and Hauser, Michael, "Remembering Hudson's : The Grande Dame of Detroit Retailing" (2010). Library Staff Books. Book 13.