It was 1972 when Jeff Sherman and Sam Koperwas -- friends from Little League (Jeff, centerfield, cleanup; Sam, second base, last) decided to open a store on the Ocean City boardwalk. Sell cool jewelry, neat clothing, stuff like that. They knew nothing about the business. Yet that didn't stop them from opening another store in the beautiful Victorian town of Cape May on the Washington Street Mall.
But the two friends had a plan. Sell unusual, beautiful, well-made designs at an affordable price, provide outstanding service, seek out friendly and helpful staff, and their little dream shop could eventually earn the confidence of Cape May customers...and hopefully turn a profit.
Not the strongest business plan, they both realized -- Shark Tank would send them packing -- but at least they would have a good reason to keep coming back to Cape May each summer, a place they loved.
Now, more than 40 years later, Henry's stands as Cape May's Landmark Jeweler, recognized in the industry as one of America's TOP 50 Designer Retailers, and voted Best Jewelry Store by locals and summer visitors.
The Improbable Dream continues!