Mr. Alan’s CEO Jacob Bishop is going back to his roots, with the opening of a new store in West Bloomfield located at [33140 Northwestern Highway, West Bloomfield MI 48322], down the road from his old high school.
2017 is an exciting year of expansion for the 43-year-old family-owned sneaker and sports apparel retain chain. The company opened its first store in Lansing in February, and in the coming weeks, the Redford-based company will open its first outlet store in Detroit, followed by a store in Clinton Township and a second store in Grand Rapids.
Mr. Alan’s has developed a reputation for reaching its customer base through participation in community causes, such as collecting and distributing water bottles during the Flint water crisis. To celebrate the West Bloomfield store opening, Bishop will be giving a talk to West Bloomfield High School students about his road to business success. In addition, Bishop will be donating five highly coveted sneakers from his own personal collection for a fundraiser. Money raised through the fundraiser will benefit the school’s prom program for students with autism and cognitive impairments, giving these students the ultimate prom experience.
Three days of events are planned for the opening:
Thursday, March 23 at 5 p.m. - Ribbon cutting ceremony and guest appearance by Mojo, host of iHeartMedia’s Mojo in the Morning Show on Channel 955. Mojo will meet and greet attendees. Other festivities include: an in-store DJ and giveaways including a free limousine rental.
Friday, March 24 from 5 - 7 p.m. - Jumpman Bostic Museum: Mark Bostic, a legend in the Michigan sneakerhead community, will showcase some of his famous sneaker collection in store and meet with customers.
Saturday, March 25 at 12 p.m. – Artist Troy Murray, also known as TYP, will be creating a unique work of art in store which one lucky customer will be able to take home.