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Paul's Hat Works grand opening in Butchertown

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's hats off to a 95-year-old business expanding from San Francisco to Louisville.  Paul's Hat Works celebrated its grand opening in Butchertown Friday morning.

The store started in 1918 in San Francisco making high quality men's hats by hand.  The company has passed through three generations of hatters and is now run by four young women.

So why did they pick Louisville to expand?  Olivia Griffin explains, "We've been feeling welcomed for the past two years since we've been coming here, and it's the spirit of the people, local business owners that brought us here, encourage (us to) open our second store in 95 years."

Mayor Greg Fischer even acted as a model to try on a device that's 100 years old.  It's made of ebony and gives the hat makers a reading of the exact shape of your head.

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