Changing of the Guard at Bill’s Toggery For Men Draws Coverage in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — After 48 years in the family, Bill Wermerskirchen’s decision to retire and hand over the reins to his son, Billy, was the subject of a Star-Tribune feature story by reporter Liz Sawyer.

As Sawyer notes, “Since 1931, Bill’s Toggery has been largely a family affair, owned and operated by two — and soon to be three — generations of Wermer­skirchens. While big-box retailers across the country have put many independently owned clothing shops out of business during that time, Wermerskirchen’s store has survived through a mix of hard work, speedy and specialized customer service and a small-town charm that suburban fringe cities like Shakopee fight to preserve.”