I have noticed that a lot of the jewelry stores in the area that I have been to over the years that I have lived in have either moved out of the area or they are not in the immediate area anymore. I would love to have a look at their new locations. And if you are in the area, I would definitely visit one. I always wanted to have a trip to the West Coast with my family in the seventies. I always wanted to be a cowboy like a John Wayne.
The truth is a lot of the jewelry stores I have seen have moved their locations. I have definitely heard of many stores that have decided not to re-open. But the ones we do have have been wonderful, and to be honest the ones that are still in town are wonderful too.
Now, the question is “Why?” I don’t know. I’m not even sure if these stores are open to the public anymore. But I also don’t think that the owners just decided that they don’t want the business anymore. I think they are just tired of dealing with the riff-raff.
I have heard rumors of a number of jewelry stores closing down in recent years. I believe that most of them are because of the economy (that is if you can still pay the bills). But there are a few that have closed that I heard of the owners leaving.
I would imagine that these stores are now just empty shells that were once vibrant neighborhoods and centers of local commerce. People are simply moving on to other things, but with the economy and the way things are going, a lot of people are just leaving the area altogether. Some of these stores may even have been renovated and have become tourist traps.
I think my favorite is the one that has stopped me in my tracks, near the end of the game. I walked around the store and noticed that all of the glass was gone and the store was full of old wood, trash, and dust. It was as if the store had been moved to another location and the owner just left it vacant. That store was the closest place I could get to the game’s story and I spent my entire day there.
In a game that is so visually dazzling, the jeweler shop is a bit of an anomaly. I’ve seen stores with more of a jolt of energy and more of a thrill to the whole experience, but it is still not something that is an easy sell.
I can understand the need for a store like this, but it’s strange to see an old store with lots of dust and trash that has been empty for all day. It makes me wonder if people who work at the store are just like me and just have a day job. The whole point of these type of stores is to let customers visit as they please.
I feel the same way about boutiques. I visit one of my favorite boutique stores, the one that just opened up in my neighborhood, a few times a month. It is a bit of a hit or miss, but I do take advantage of the freebies there. I was even wearing a new watch on the day they opened, in honor of their new opening.
The jewelry stores I know and love are the ones that have been around for years. They’re a bit more expensive, but they’ll give you something you can wear to work, and they’ll give you a new watch for free. As I mentioned, I go to one of my favorite jewelers, but I’ve also had a hard time finding a store that has been around longer than a few years.