A bit of bittersweet news to report this morning: Fort Thomas Jeweler’s is moving locations. The jewelry store, in business since 1997, is moving from its location in the Fort Thomas Plaza a little down the road to Highland Pointe Plaza in Highland Heights. To read more about the struggles and future of the Fort Thomas Plaza, see the FTM article from May here. In that story, Vince Keairns, owner of Fort Thomas Jeweler’s, cites his struggles with keeping his business open and security concerns due to the numerous departures of anchor stores from the Fort Thomas Plaza: “When DEP’s and Curves moved out, we had no choice (to move). We’re now a jewelry store with no neighbors”, Keairns said.
The jewelry store has “outgrown” the current home in the Fort Thomas Plaza and, thus, is moving to a new building in Highland Heights. Their showroom is currently under construction but will feature additional space, on-site master craftsmen, fast jewelry repair, and the custom jewelry designs they are known for. Kim, spokesperson for Fort Thomas Jewelry, describes the new store as “hands on where you can touch and feel some of our merchandise without the assistance of our staff, you can design your own ring at our new create bar which was just reported on in Southern Jewelry News”. The “create bar” is a “new concept where you can design the jewelry of your dreams”.
During the move, the store is offering 50-70% off selected merchandise and a 20% off coupon for jewelry repair. Also, they are offering 12-18 month interest free financing on qualified purchases.
As for the move, Kim calls it unfortunate that they’ve outgrown the current Fort Thomas location and says “we would like to take this time to give a special thank you to all of our customers, the people of Ft. Thomas, City of Ft. Thomas, the firemen and our wonderful police department, we couldn’t have done it without all of you and your support.”
So, while it is always sad to lose a Ft. Thomas business to a neighboring city, we at FTM wish Fort Thomas Jeweler’s the best and encourage our readers to stop in and take advantage of their great moving deals.