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Seattle's Leroy Menswear closing after 37 years downtown

Leroy Shumate. (File: Mike Urban/Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

SEATTLE -- After 37 years on Seattle's Pike Street, Leroy Menswear is closing its doors.

Owner Leroy Shumate is on the losing end of a battle with cancer and the store is selling off everything it can before it closes for good on Saturday.

Shumate's son, Dion, posted the news on the r/Seattle subreddit in a plea to spread the word before the store is closed for good.

"My dad is losing his battle with cancer. Me and my sister came down to close the store. Hoping to get the word out," he wrote.

Leroy Menswear has long been known as a purveyor of flashy, upscale mens clothing, often catering to famous clientele.

Kenny G., former world-champion kick boxer Maurice Smith, and even Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, have all bought suits from Leroy.

The store also caters heavily to prom-going teens.

Shumate bought the Pike Street store in 1980, when Seattle's Pike Place neighborhood was a very different place.

The store is open Friday and will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and then it will be closed for good.

SeattlePI is a KOMO News partner. You can read this story at SeattlePI here.

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