An independently-owned jewellery store in Peterborough’s city centre is to close down after 90 years in business.
Charles Bright the Jewellers will shut following a “huge” closing down sale and all the stock has been sold, according to the Peterborough Telegraph.
The shop, was originally opened by jeweller and watchmaker Charles Henry Ernest in the early 1920s, and is located on St John’s Square.
Roger Aron, who has owned the store with business partner Kevin Roberts since 1990, told the local paper that he felt it was the right time to retire.
He said: “It has been a difficult decision to close the shop. It is important there are as many independent shops in Peterborough as possible. So many towns all look the same. We are proud we have been able to maintain that position here.
“It was a difficult decision to retire, but I’m 72 now. A lot of my friends have retired, and have been asking when I am going to stop.”
Aron added that he looked into selling the business but that it was “not a good time”, and with the lease on the store about to end he said it was time to “call it a day”.
The store will close on Saturday, 1 October for a week, before reopening on Saturday, 8 October where it will host a sale with all products priced at 50% off. The shop will remain open to all stock has been sold.