The shop’s owner, Dave Torelli, has decided it is time to retire, and is holding a massive liquidation sale until year’s end.
“I’m a boater and I plan to spend a lot more time on the water,” said Torelli, 68. “I’ll do some traveling, maybe visit my daughter in Germany.”
Torelli’s Custom Shop will not only be missed by grooms looking for the perfect wedding suit, but also by students at Kennett and Unionville high schools who rely on the store for their junior and senior proms.
The business was started by Torelli’s grandfather in 1908 in Prospect Park. However, opportunity knocked in 1979 when Torelli purchased Tingle’s Men Shop in Kennett Square.
Now Torelli, who has three employees, is looking for potential buyers for the building.
“I’m still going to enjoy Kennett, I just won’t be working here,” said Torelli. “I’m grateful for the revitalization we had in Kennett Square.”
Read more about Torelli’s Custom Suits in the Daily Local News here.