For the last 27 years Top Notch Clothing Emporium has been a staple of the business community of Golden.
Owned by Deborah and Brent Kwiatek, the store has something for everyone, but when it began 27 years ago Deborah was not thinking that it was going to keep her busy for this long.
“Not really, no. I think at the beginning I thought about making it through the first five years.”
Over the years the business has developed into a very different store than what it looked like originally.
“It has changed a lot. When I first started it was just mens and then I started carrying a little bit of ladies. When Brent came we got more into ladies and outgrew the spot next door,” she said. “The we started doing the snowboard stuff. When we first moved into the store we are now in we had to spread out stock to make it look nice. Now we have almost outgrown this spot too.”
The couple also said they have always tried to do their best to serve their customers.
“I think we just keep trying to bring in what people want, and give good customer service. We try and make everybody happy,” Deborah said. “We have had some great customers. We have noticed more Alberta customers over the past few years who come here and shop. They really like the store because in the city it is hard to find a store that has everything under one roof. That has helped us a lot having those people come here. We really appreciate all the support we get. We wouldn’t be here without the customers.”