Philly's 47-year-old head shop, Wonderland, to close. 'I made a nice living for a lot of years,' owner says

Michael Katz, the longtime owner of the Wonderland head shop off Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, is hanging up the hookah. He's discounting smoking-related merchandise 50% to 75% on most items and plans to close for good in early February after nearly 50 years in business. "I had a good run," Katz said on Saturday of the store that opened in 1975. Partly it's retirement, Katz said. He's 74. But Wonderland also didn't recover from the pandemic and the 2020 demonstrations in Philadelphia triggered by the killing of George Floyd. Crowds broke one of Wonderland's front windows and looted the st...