– September 18, 2016Posted in: Featured Categories, Stories
By ZEINAB NAJM
Photo by Zeinab Najm. Eurich’s Clock World co-owner Sandra Anderson checks the function of clocks for sale at the shop.
DEARBORN — A long-standing Dearborn establishment, Eurich’s Clock World, 27155 Tenny St., will be close its doors Oct. 29 after serving the area for 64 years.
Co-owner Norman Anderson said the retail side of the business has been declining for 10 years and is no longer supporting itself, causing the closing. The clock repair service of the business will remain, but not at the Tenny shop.
“We will continue to repair clocks at our house in Dearborn,” he said. “It will be something to enjoy during retirement.”
The business provides repairs for clocks and a provides a variety of various brands clocks for sale.
The store is offering a sale on its current clocks including Westminster, Howard Miller, Dewberry London and Bulova.
Remaining clocks will be relocated to the Northville Watch and Clock Shop, 132 W. Dunplap St., which is owned by Anderson’s father.
The Dearborn shop was first opened in 1952 by Tom Eurich before Anderson’s family purchased it in 1979.
Anderson was 14 years old when he began working with his family at the business.
“I just loved making repairs and fixing clocks,” he said. “Meeting people and hearing the interesting stories behind the clocks are the favorite parts of my job.”
Since owning the business, Anderson has gone on to become a state certified clock repair specialist and programer. He also is a member of the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute and National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.
Eurich’s co-owner Sandra Anderson said the customers are are what she will miss the most from the business.
“They just make my day with their different and interesting clock experiences or stories,” she said. “It’s a sad reality of the time because everyone is buying from the Internet now.”
People interested in repairing their clock with the Anderson’s after the store closing can call 313-563-7345.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)