Our Story

Hudson’s Hill is a brand built to endure the test of time.

The link between the past and present is apparent.  We obsess about the old. We thrive on absorbing knowledge so that we can pass on. We practice the art of storytelling to educate consumers not just about what they’re wearing, but also why it matters, and the importance of where they are standing.

Come and visit us. Stay a while.  Steep yourself in history. Shop for quality.  

We are Hudson’s Hill.

Hudson's Hill was created through the joining of Civic Threads and Gate City Dry Goods. We are located in what used to house the Coe Grocery & Seed Company. Below you'll find a little bit of history about each of these businesses.

Coe Grocery & Seed Co.

The store Hudson's Hill now occupies has most notably housed the Coe Grocery and Seed Company, which has been located downtown since 1904 and was at our location from the 1960s until the 1980s. Named after original owner Charles F. Coe, the store has been a prominent fixture for downtown shoppers and provided them with a variety of goods at reasonable prices. From general items, to groceries, or gardening seeds, Coe Grocery stocked the best selection in the city and even offered free delivery. Oman Coe, son of Charles Coe, owned and operated the store for forty-three years, retiring in 1980.

Civic Threads

Civic Threads aims to be more than a retail store; the world has enough of those. Through a retail space, we aim to sell quality, consciously-made clothing and local handmade goods, also we want to be a place where people can gather to be inspired by learning about ways they can get involved in the world around them through action and activism, or just be a place to have a good conversation. Lets be woven together.

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”  - Chief Seattle

Gate City Dry Goods Co.

Gate City Dry Goods is a tribute to the high quality of American non-automated manufacturing, the superiority of well-made materials, and the conviction that keeping things close to home is the epitomization of sustainability.

Gate City Dry Goods offers quality, American-made vintage-inspired garments.

We’re trying to do our part to get America on the right track again by refocusing on what matters: quality.