The Mayoral Appeal of Rothmans

photo credit: NY Times

photo credit: NY Times

Union Square institution Rothmans is the choice location for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.  In a recent New York Times article, it is mentioned that the store has been Mr. de Blasio’s go-to suit location since the 1990s.  Rothmans has been a part of the Union Square community since President Ken Giddon opened its doors in 1986.  At the time, the neighborhood was very different and the Union Square Partnership had only just begin its efforts to revitalize the area.  You couldn’t get a taxi there because it wasn’t safe. Now you can’t get a taxi because it’s so busy,” said Mr. Giddon.

In addition to the retailer’s involvement in the Union Square community, Rothmans is also doing its part by being an active partner in New York Cares.  As always, Rothmans is collecting gently-used coats for the Annual New York Cares Coat Drive. This year, the need is great with the harsh winter weather. Customers who donate coats will receive 20% OFF on new coats at the store.  This includes both the full and the discounted price! The NY Cares Coat Drive runs until February 7th, so do a little early Spring cleaning and bring in a coat to donate and enjoy a 20% discount on a new one!

“We just sort of expect him to shop here because he’s a loyal guy, we treat him well, and I think his family enjoys coming here,” said Ken Giddon. “And you know what? On purely a sartorial level, he’s a tough guy to fit and we do it pretty well.” – NY Times

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