George Dean's was located in beautiful downtown Athens ~ only a short distance from the University of Georgia. For over 50 years, George Dean's was known for the place to shop for fine Men's clothing in Athens, Georgia - with a long history of fine customer service and southern hospitality.
Mr. George Walker Dean was the owner of George Dean's Men's Store on East Clayton Street in Athens for over 50 years. Mr. Dean had worked as a Men's clothing retailer for 68 years, starting as a salesman with Dick Ferguson's Clothing Store. He opened George Dean's in 1966 when he bought the long-standing John Q. West apparel shop and changed the name.
Mr. Dean continued to pass along his great love of people of fairness in business to his son, Wayne Dean who worked along side Mr. Dean for many years. On October 2, 2008, George Walker Dean, at age 88 left this earth and not only does his family miss his presence but the people of Athens miss him and his presence in the store.
"Mr. Dean was a fixture in downtown in the sense that I think many people considered him to be the 'Dean of Clayton Street,' " Menser said.
"My father believed in treating everybody fair and selling a good product at a fair price," Wayne Dean said. "He said if you do that, everybody will come back and do business with you, and he was right."
In 2015 George's son Wayne, sold the Clayton Street Store and shifted his retail operation online so that others from around the country may experience the same level of service and selection that Athens residents and UGA students have known for over 50 years. Those who have lived in Athens or attended the University of Georgia never forget the legendary customer service and hospitality that George, Wayne and the rest of his staff offer.
Now, no matter where you live, you can always find a little piece of Athens. Please feel free to look around, and if you need help, give us a call (706) 540-4494 or send us an email here, we look forward to hearing from you and.. GO DAWGS!