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At a time when many retail businesses must fight to survive, Michigan's Cardery is enjoying continued growth. With strong locations in Taylor's Southland Mall and Ann Arbor's Arborland center, the company is constantly securing more selling space, better merchandise and a wider customer base.
The two stores were purchaed in November 1990 by Stan Millman, a retail veteran and owner of a Detroit alarm company. According to daughter Lori Millman, who acts as owner/buyer for both shops, her father was determined to improve on the business he had bought. In August 1991, he moved the Arborland store into a 2600-square-foot space vacated by a leather goods shop, gaining 600 …