Anchoring the architectural delight that is "Nickels Arcade," Van Boven has been a respected Haberdashery in Ann Arbor for the past 93 years. It was founded by Peter Van Boven, Sr., in 1921.
Mr. Van Boven captained the University of Michigan Baseball Team during the 1921 season. Following his graduation, Mr. Van Boven went into the Menswear retail business and became the premier provider of quality Men's Clothing that has endured for three generations.
The "Van Boven" name has always stood for quality and excellent service in Ann Arbor. Though styles have changed over the years, Van Boven has evolved with those changes to remain a relevant destination for those seeking fine quality Men's merchandise.
Web site: http://www.vanboven.com/ ("coming soon" as of 4/2010)
In the news
- Tip your hat to Van Boven, Michigan Daily, February 6, 2008
But of all its shops, Nickels Arcade's oldest is Van Boven's, an upscale men's clothing store. Pete Van Boven, a former University baseball player, and two of his friends founded the store in 1921. The store replaced a butcher shop that opened in the same space five years earlier. It's currently owned by second-generation members of the Van Boven family.