Press Release – Kean’s 80th Anniversary

13 05 2008

This sounds like an event worth driving to Mason for…..I’m going to be out of town for work this weekend, so I’m not going to be able to go, but thought I would pass it along for those that would like to.

EVENT: Kean’s  80th Anniversary ribbon cutting
DATE: May 16th 2008
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION 412 S Jefferson Mason
HOSTS: Mason area Chamber of Commerce
ATTENDANCE: Local and regional officials and dignitaries will attend, along with local business  owners, and residents.

EVENT: Kean’s  80th Anniversary party and celebration
DATE: May 17 th
ATTENDANCE: Local regional and state officials and dignitaries will attend along  with over l,500 area residents
HAPPENING; A festive celebration  for the family with clowns, face painting, entertainment, gourmet food sampling and much more,
Enjoy prices from many years ago like a bag of chocolate covered peanuts for $.80 and many old fashioned prices and savings.

STORE BACKGROUND:  In 1928 Herbert Hoover was elected president, penicillin was discovered, and Mickey Mouse appeared in his first cartoon. On Friday and Saturday nights farmers from all across  Ingham County rode into town to eat, drink, and stop at Kean’s Five& Dime, the newly opened dry goods emporium in downtown Mason.
Welcome to Kean’s, Mason’s oldest operating business. Kean’s was founded in 1928 by Gus and Fern Kean. Their original store complete with tin ceilings and wooden floors still is part of the Kean’s shopping experience today. The store has grown over the years to more than 17,000 square feet, and is still owned by the Kean family. Teresa Kean,   now runs the store, after taking it over from her father Warner who was Gus and Fern’s son and successfully ran and grew the business for many years.
Today Kean’s offers a fresh completely remodeled look, but still maintains that old fashioned Charm that Kean’s is known for. Kean’s offers a collection of shops that the entire family enjoys. From toys  to candy, to fabrics and crafts, home furnishings and gifts, a charming baby boutique, unique jewelry, gourmet cooking and house wares, and an unsurpassed selection of greeting cards… Kean’s has it all!
Today the family and the friendly sales associates,offer you a cup of coffee as you enter the store, and everyone  quickly feels at home, and  all enjoy the incredible shopping experience that area residents have come to know Kean’s for  80 years. 





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