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Downtown Minneapolis Jeweler Gittelson Is Moving

IndependentsMar 23, 2022

Downtown Minneapolis Jeweler Gittelson Is Moving

The retailer’s new location will have ground-level access to better serve its customers.

After nearly four decades, family-owned and -operated Gittelson Jewelers is moving to a new location in downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis—Gittelson Jewelers is getting a change of scenery after 36 years in downtown Minneapolis.

The family-owned and -operated jeweler has spent 36 of its 37 years in its current location in the Northstar Center skyway, part of the Minneapolis Skyway System, which is made up of enclosed, second-level bridges that connect across 80 city blocks. 

Being a skyway level-only business meant limited operating hours, Gittelson said, but its new location at Six Quebec Lofts, also in downtown Minneapolis, will also have a ground-level entrance, giving the jeweler more flexibility in its schedule.

The jeweler will continue to use its “Diamonds in the Skyway” tagline.

Gittelson Jewelers opened its doors in 1985 and has become a staple of the city; the City of Minneapolis declared Aug. 7 to be “Gittelson Jewelers Day” in 2015.

“We are very excited to open our new store in the Six Quebec Lofts on Marquette Ave,” said Gene Gittelson, CEO of Gittelson Jewelers.

“We hope this new location adds convenience for our existing customers in the Minneapolis area and allows us the opportunity to introduce our family-owned business to new customers in the continued revitalization of the downtown area.” 

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The increased accessibility to the store will also make it easier for customers to drop off and pick up jewelry repairs, said Michael Gittelson, second-generation owner of Gittelson Jewelers, and to serve new and existing clients shopping for engagement rings, wedding bands and custom-designed jewelry.

“Weddings are back,” he noted.

(And, according to The Wedding Report, set to hit a record number this year.) 

Gittelson Jewelers will relocate in May, with a grand opening event expected to be held around June 1.

The new store will be located at 601 Marquette Ave., Suite #218, in Minneapolis.

Until then, the retailer will be holding a moving sale in its current location, with discounts of 50 to 70 percent.

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