Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Downtown Retail Sparkles

New jewelry boutique could be latest downtown gem
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"A local jewelry designer is the latest entrepreneur to open a store downtown.

DK Jewelry Designs is hosting a grand opening party from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at its location at 200 Pearl St., at the corner of Pearl and Harrison streets.
The store officially opens at noon Thursday. Hours will be noon-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; by appointment Saturdays; and closed Sundays and Wednesdays."
Downtown Improvement District Press Release:
"Fort Wayne, IN — The Downtown Improvement District is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for Downtown Fort Wayne's newest retail addition, DK Jewelry Design. The ceremony will take place Wednesday, November 1st at 12:30 p.m. at 200 Pearl Street.

DK Jewelry Design is the dream of Downtown Fort Wayne resident and local designer Danielle Kline. The new retail store will feature many original jewelry creations, as well as designs by national jewelry designers, all at a reasonable price point. As well, another portion of the storefront will be opened as "The Pearl Gallery" and will feature works from many local and regional artists.

"I live Downtown. I love Downtown. When looking for a place to put my business, there was nowhere else I wanted to be other than Downtown Fort Wayne. The location on Pearl Street was a place I'e always had my eye on and when I spoke with Dennis and Terry about a storefront here, everything just made sense," said owner Danielle Kline of her decision to move to Downtown Fort Wayne.

Dennis Floyd and Terry Bartholomew are the building owners of 200 Pearl Street. "We're excited to add another unique presence to our complex of designers," said Floyd.

"Plus, one thing we love about Danielle is her commitment to various local charities. We find that kind of work commendable and we're elated at the opportunity to add her to our family," added Bartholomew.

"It's exciting that another retailer is joining the stable of businesses at Pearl Street. This is exactly the kind of retail that Downtown Fort Wayne needs more of," says Dan Carmody, President of the Downtown Improvement District.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public."