Emma Anchor Closing
Ryan’s Calling It Quits After Decades in City
Posted: July 13, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Lines of people with arms full of clothes waited patiently to pay at Ryan’s Clothing store Friday. Word had spread quickly the longtime Emma Avenue business is closing.
At A Glance
In 1941, Troy Ryan opened Rowland’s clothing store as manager. Troy continued as manager until 1966, except for a few years when he served in the military during World War II. He bought out a partner in 1966 and changed the name to Ryan’s. Troy’s sons, Max and Bob, worked in the store. The business expanded three times, once taking over an old Ben Franklin’s store after Sam Walton moved it away from downtown. Troy Ryan died in March.
Source: Max Ryan and Shiloh Museum
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