THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who came out to visit us during our new store opening party. Needless to say, the past few years have been tough ones, not only for Gittelson Jewelers but for the downtown Minneapolis area in general. The pandemic, of course, offered its own set of unique and severe challenges for small retailers which the effects of are still lingering for many of us. We then experienced civil unrest and mixed viewpoints about downtown Minneapolis.
We’re happy to report that Minneapolis is coming back to life. Restaurants are busy, sporting events are happening and more and more people are coming downtown to work during the day. It’s been wonderful to connect with smiling faces and happy voices once again.
Our move to Six Quebec
Over the past few years, there was much talk about our previous location’s stability in the Northstar Building. There were rumors about a hotel coming in and taking it over as well as an assisted living complex. Now, the latest as of May 2022 states that a partnership between Polaris Properties Group, Taconic Capital Advisors, Wilson Street Hotel Group, and Sherman Associates plans to give the Northstar Center a new life as an experiential, hospitality-forward, mixed-use ecosystem that will be truly a one-of-a-kind place for the Downtown area. According to Star Tribune and thedevelopomenttracker.com.
Navigating into this year offered more obstacles and stress every single day. When the day finally came that we had to find a new home, a few locations started to present themselves. We managed to make the move during working hours of the day. Though our new location is in a different building, it was easily accessible through the skyway from our old space. We built out the space and had our original vintage showcases from the 1980s removed and rebuilt into our new home. It reminds us of our heritage and how far we’ve come.
Our new location
The relocation of Gittelson Jewelers’ family business offers benefits to both downtown workers and people visiting downtown Minneapolis. The new store is currently located at 601 Marquette Avenue, Suite #218 in Minneapolis 55402. This new location offers both ground-level and skyway access which is something that is new for us after being a skyway level-only business for more than 36 years. Due to this accessibility, Gittelson Jewelers will continue to live up to their tagline in Minneapolis of being the “Diamonds in the Skyway” jeweler.
To get to us from the ground level, just enter the Six Quebec building, then head to the elevator and go up one floor to the skyway level. When the doors open, you’ll be looking at Gittelson Jewelers.
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us. It was so much fun and it’s wonderful to receive love and support from friends and family. If you’ve not been out to visit yet, what are you waiting for? We’ll give you the best family service and the best prices that we can offer to shop with Gittelson Jewelers.
Yes, we’re still here! Contact us for custom jewelry, engagement ring, and other fine jewelry needs. You can schedule an appointment or simply stop by the store. We’ll see you soon!