O’Henry’s Stitches & Prints new owner celebrated with ribbon cutting!

CRESCO - O’Henry’s Stitches and Prints had its ribbon cutting to celebrate the changing of hands from Phil Henry to Heather Munkel on March 7 of last week. 
Henry’s sister Jackie originally ran the business out of her home, but together they decided to go into business and purchase the local building the store currently resides in. Henry eventually bought out his sister from the company nine years ago, and is now ready to hand it off to a loyal, and talented employee. 
Heather Munkel has worked at O’Henry’s Stitches and Prints for over 23 years, starting when she was just a sophomore in high school. As the story goes, she was spending time in her parents’ computer store when Henry approached her and asked if she wanted a job. She said yes, and has been working there ever since. 
The original ribbon cutting was supposed to take place early February, but had to be rescheduled due to a sudden and unexpected health issue.
When asked about what made Henry decide to sell the business, he simply said that  he was “taking the opportunity” and that it took “a few years for (Munkel) to say yes.” 
Phil Henry still plans to help out as the business is transitioning into the Munkel family’s hands. He stated that he has already “stopped in once a week” since Munkel took over in February. 
He says he is going to miss how the business helped him be “more involved with community” and how much he enjoyed wearing the products that his team made.
Henry has a busy future ahead filled with projects waiting for him. He has purchased a couple of properties in Waverly, and is actively  remodeling the homes to turn them into future rentals. He also plans on spending more time with his grandchildren and working on his cabin in Wisconsin. 
Phil Henry expressed his appreciation for the community and other businesses that utilized his services for uniforms, and other apparel. He wanted to say  “thank you for all the support throughout the years”, and that he wishes “good luck to Heather and the crew, I know they will do a fabulous job.” 

Cresco Times

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214 N. Elm Street
Cresco, IA 52136

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