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Block Jewelers in Pennsylvania Closing After 92 Years in Business

A going-out-of-business sale is underway.




Block Jewelers in Springfield, PA, is closing after 92 years in business.

Owner Gary Block, grandson of founder Harry Block, has decided to retire along with his wife, Leslie Block.

The business has been at its current location on Baltimore Pike since 1966, but its origins date to 1929, Patch reports. That’s when it began as a mail-order operation.

In 1955, the company launched a catalog showroom model, eventually growing to four locations. It sold not only jewelry but also housewares, electronics and other items, according to Patch.

Since 1985, Block has focused on jewelry.

A going-out-of-business sale is underway.


“We’ll miss our customers and the camaraderie of seeing them on a regular basis,” Gary Block told Patch.

Read more at Patch



Put Your Trust in Wilkerson

To do business successfully with anyone, you need a certain “comfort level.” That’s something that Phillips Pitts, owner of two Parris Jewelers stores in Hattiesburg, Miss., said he felt immediately when he first talked to Wilkerson’s Rick Hayes. He was just about to launch an anniversary sale. And he chose Wilkerson to handle all the details — from the marketing to the sales floor. “Rick cared what was going to happen to Parris Jewelers,” says Pitts. “Not just during the sale but after the sale.” Would he recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers contemplating a large-scale sale? Absolutely, says Pitts, who says the results “exceeded their expectations.” His trust in Wilkerson has only grown after the numbers came in. “They were interested in me fulfilling and what I need to fulfill to make my company better.”

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