The Holidays at Detroit's Legendary J.L. Hudson Co.


"The Holidays at Detroit's

Legendary J.L. Hudson Co.

Thursday, November 29

A photo presentation remembering 

the J.L. Hudson store

 during the holiday season


HUDSONS XMAS

    Hungry for History returns with a special Holiday presentation – “REMEMBERING THE J.L. HUDSON COMPANY, DETROIT’S LEGENDARY DEPARTMENT STORE”

Thursday, November 2

Reservations needed for dinner $18 
(includes Maurice Salad & other Hudson favorites).   

    Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6PM.

Or come for the lecture only at 7PM

No Charge, but donations are welcome.


Magical animated windows, a 9 story tree of lights, 12th floor auditorium spectaculars, the            home of the real Santa, Maurice salad, and throngs of shoppers!

Those are just a fraction of the memories that will come alive and be discussed at this lecture        presentation. Attendees will be treated to signage, hundreds of photos, various ephemera, and    video clips of Detroit’s home grown retailer that once towered over Woodward Avenue.


Michael Hauser is currently Marketing Manager for the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Opera House.

He is co-author of five books for Arcadia Publishing, including Hudson’s-Detroit’s Legendary Department Store, Detroit’s Downtown Movie Palaces, 20th Century Retailing in Downtown Detroit, a Remembering Hudson’s-The Grande Dame of Detroit Retailing, and 20th Century Retailing in Downtown Grand Rapids.

Additionally, Hauser was guest curator at the Detroit Historical Museum for the “Remembering Downtown Hudson’s” exhibit and “The Reel Story” exhibit, which focused on the movie going experience in Detroit. Recent retail exhibits include “Detroit’s Fab 5 Retailers” at the Detroit Historical Museum and rotating exhibits of Detroit retail ephemera at The Detroit Shoppe at Troy’s Somerset Collection.