Citing health reasons, the family of long-time Barleff's Mens Wear owner Henry Saenz is announcing the store will close for good. Saenz bought the store in 1974, but has worked there since 1946 when he came home from serving our country.
It has been a family-run store, as Saenz bought the store from his father-in-law. Saenz' granddaughter Jennifer Dykeman says they are not taking any new business at this time, but are working on a plan to set a closing date.
Dykeman says she and the rest of the family are working on setting a closing date, and would like to thank the community for its support over the past six decades. Barleff's is located in Godfrey's Monticello Plaza. The number is 466-6720.