News: Owen (Sale of Allen's Store - Mar 1972)


Surnames: Allen, Bonk

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 16 Mar 1972

Tom Allen, owner of the Allen's Store, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), announced this week that the sale of his business to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bonk, City, was finalized last week.

The Bonk's are comparatively new in the clothing business, although she has had considerable clerking experience and has been an employee of Hughes Department Store the past couple of years.

The firm was founded here May 25, 1947 by Tom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen, now retired and living at Phillips. Tom acquired the business from his parents in July of 1964.

In announcing the sale Mr. Allen also disclosed that his plans for the future call for the family moving to Eau Claire, where he will open an ABC Kiddie's Clothing Store in the new London Square Mall. He said, "I don't expect to open the store until mid-July or early August, but will be ready for 'back to school specials'." The Tot and Teen outlet will feature clothing for youngsters up to 12 years of age.



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