Updated: Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:57

Levy's holds grand opening for new downtown Savannah store

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Lowell Kronowitz, owner of Levy Jewlers, is joined by several others in a ribbon cutting during the grand opening celebration of the new location on the corner of Broughton and Bull Streets Friday morning.  Richard Burkhart/Savannah Morning News
Richard Burkhart/Savannah Morning News
Lowell Kronowitz, owner of Levy Jewlers, is joined by several others in a ribbon cutting during the grand opening celebration of the new location on the corner of Broughton and Bull Streets Friday morning.

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Levy Jewelers, the family-owned business that has served Savannah for more than 112 years, held a grand opening Friday at its new flagship store at the corner of Bull and Broughton streets in the heart of downtown Savannah.

With help from Mayor Edna Jackson, Chatham County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakis and other dignitaries, Levy Jewelers president Lowell Kronowitz cut the ribbon and invited more than 100 attendees to tour the 20,000-square-foot mid-century modern style building.

“It’s a joy to bring this landmark building back to life and make it a retail anchor once again on Broughton Street,” Kronowitz said. “We invite everyone to experience this exciting new retail space.”

Kronowitz thanked all those who helped with the design, planning and construction of the new store and added he was especially proud that the project was 90 percent locally built.

Levy Jewelers’ move from 101 E. Broughton St. to 2 E. Broughton St. doubles its sales floor space. The new store features dedicated David Yurman, Rolex and Pandora boutiques, a full-service jewelry and Rolex certified watch service center as well as expanded giftware lines.

The 5,000-square-foot retail level, with its dramatic wrap-around plate glass windows, also features such top designers as John Hardy, TAG Heuer, Mikimoto, Ippolita and Marco Bicego.

The store offers comfortable new seating areas outfitted with a flat-screen television for customers, a refreshment bar and a children’s play area.

“We have expanded our jewelry lines and can now showcase our merchandise in a more spacious and comfortable environment,” said Kronowitz, who is the fourth-generation owner of the business.

.“My great-grandfather Aaron Levy, who originally founded Levy Jewelers in 1900, would be proud of this beautiful new retail space and pleased with our continued commitment to downtown Savannah,” said Kronowitz. “We look forward to exceeding our current and future customers’ experience from our new location in the heart of this great city.”

 

ABOUT LEVY JEWELERS:

Levy Jewelers is Savannah’s only fourth-generation family-owned jewelry business, serving Savannah customers since 1900. With two locations in Savannah and one in Jacksonville, Fla., Levy Jewelers offers diamonds, watches, jewelry and giftware, as well as insurance appraisals. Levy Jewelers has two master jewelers on staff as well as a Rolex-certified watchmaker.

The company employs 50 people at its three locations: downtown Savannah, Oglethorpe Mall and the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville.

For more information, call 800-237-LEVY or 912-233-1163 or visit www.LevyJewelers.com.

 

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