Saturday 10:00am until 5:00pm
Kannon's Clothing, Inc.
Like countless others, Isaac George Kannon had a dream: to immigrate to America, to work hard, and to provide his family with a healthy and prosperous life.
He stepped ashore in 1905. First he peddled quality goods from a pack on his back-on foot. Then he moved up to the luxury of a horse-and-buggy. Finally, in 1916, Isaac opened a retail store in Wendell, NC. That establishment, now expanded to 4,200 square feet across four storefronts, still flourishes today. In fact, Kannon's Clothing is one of the oldest family-owned clothing stores in the country.
Kannon's is a true family business. It is more than bricks and payrolls: it is a heritage, a living embodiment of the spirit and philosophy of Isaac Kannon. Along with knowledge of the product and commitment to the customer, Isaac lived by a simple maxim: ''I'd rather you leave empty handed than with a garment that is not right for you.'' Over 95 years later, this remains Kannon's guiding principle.
The store is owned and operated today by grandchildren Joe Ann, George, Boo and Mary Kathryn. We grew up playing in the back rooms. We learned the business from the ground up-literally. Today we serve customers we have known all our lives. In fact, it's the generations of repeat customers that are the true testament to Kannon's success.
We invite you to come stop by and enjoy the ''Kannon's Experience'', you'll be glad you did.