by Andrea Harwood Palmer
J. Reid Menswear has moved from its Aviation Mall location to Downtown Glens Falls at 166 Glen Street.
The menswear store, formally known as Jonathan Reid, has rebranded with a new name along with its new location. The store will continue to provide menswear and tuxedo rentals, suits, jackets, shirts, ties, shoes and tailoring services. The store has ancillary items and accessories as well.
“I wanted to return J. Reid Menswear to its original location in Hometown USA,” said owner Jeffrey Ives. “With all the negatives that COVID-19 has brought, I have needed the support of everyone associated with the business community of downtown Glens Falls.”
J. Reid Menswear originally had an office on Glen Street, when former owner Jonathon Segan ran the company, until the mid 2000s. The store has been in operation for 53 years.
It will continue to provide menswear and tuxedo rentals, as it did at its Aviation Road location.
“Getting back to normal is right around the corner with the return to weddings, proms and in-person work. We will be there for all of it with the level of service the community has come to expect from J. Reid,” said Ives.
Most high schools are holding in-person proms this year, with the prom season dominating May and June.
J. Reid Menswear has historically been a strong financial backer of the Adirondack Theater Festival, LARAC, local hockey teams and other community programs.
“I figured, why not be located in the heart of the community that I am so privileged to support,” said Ives.
The business originally opened in 1965 in the Northway Plaza of Queensbury. In 1975, the store moved into the first area mall in Saratoga Springs, and soon after was one of the first tenants in Queensbury’s Aviation Mall. Through the 1980s and 90s the business expanded to include over 12 locations in the northeast. The business was sold to Jeffrey Ives, a J. Reid employee of over 15 years, in August 2015.
Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 11 am-8pm, and Sunday 12pm-5pm. The website is www.jreidmenswear.com. Ives and staff can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-502-1707.