Cleveland millionaire Allan Jones makes bid to buy bankrupt Hardwick Clothes

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photo Jana Casteel performs a final inspection on a sport coat at Hardwick Clothes in Cleveland, Tenn.

Cleveland millionaire Allan Jones, who has made a fortune from his Check Into Cash business, is ready to write his own $2 million check and pump million more into reviving America's oldest privately held clothing manufacturer, also based in Cleveland.

Jones said Monday he thinks there is still a market for American-made tailored clothing and is eager to help preserve and grow back the bankrupt Hardwick Clothes Inc.

"I've watched this business over the years go down and down and I think I can bring in the talent necessary to turn this company around," Jones said in an interview from his office in Palm Beach, Fla.