A jewel of downtown Plymouth is about to shut its doorways.
Immediately after working in the western Wayne County city because the mid-1970s, Delta Diamond will near its doors at the conclude of the month.
“We’re leaving at the suitable time for us,” explained Aurelia Piotrowski, the spouse of Thomas Piotrowski, who owned the store until his demise in 2016. “We are holding our heads up significant and we are going to consider unique factors.”
The shop at first opened in 1973 in Dearborn ahead of relocating to Plymouth a few decades afterwards, very first operating in the Mayflower Household just before eventually landing in its existing dwelling at 895 W. Ann Arbor Path, wherever it’s been for a number of a long time, seeing a great deal change downtown all through the a long time.
“City has a distinct vibe, but it really is very good,” reported Kathy Aschermann, Piotrowski’s daughter and a gemologist at the shop. “Almost everything improvements. You are not able to have all retail and no support.
“You have to have a fantastic blend. And it has ebbed and flowed and modified.”
Aurelia Piotrowski, a nurse by trade, took management of ownership after her husband died. She said she normally relished components of residing with a jeweler, including traveling with her partner to a variety of displays throughout the place.
There was discussion among the household about closing the store when Thomas Piotrowski died much more than five years in the past, but they determined to keep the store open up in his legacy.
“It was his dream, his vision. It truly was,” Aschermann reported. “We experienced that first conversation about 5 years ago and we explained, ‘Let’s see what we can do and shelve it for a even though.”
With anything that is occurred in recent a long time, primarily the financial results from the COVID-19 pandemic, the jewelry business has changed radically.
“The business has adjusted, the current market has changed,” Aschermann said. “Brick-and-mortar retail has adjusted.”
The retail store has specialized in all issues fantastic jewelry, from necklaces to bracelets, earrings to engagement rings. Things are presently discounted, with items on sale for as a lot as 70% off. All those reductions will stay as the retail outlet remains open, which will be by means of Feb. 26.
It is a area that is bought to many generations in the neighborhood, selling engagement rings to both fathers and sons during the several years. The lassics are the store’s most significant sellers.
“Absolutely everyone enjoys diamonds,” Piotrowski stated. “Diamonds go with anything.”
The store is open up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday till it closes. More details can be identified at deltadiamondplymouth.com.