A LONG-standing jewellery retailer has shuttered abruptly, leaving prospects livid after entrusting the shop with their valuables.
Camelot Jewelers in Dunwoody, a northern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, shared the information of its closure on an indication posted on the institution’s door.
The signal learn: “We simply wish to say a giant ‘Thank You” to all of our prospects for the final 46 years!
“We’ve appreciated your online business and help!
“We remorse to tell you that as of June 16, 2023 our retailer can be closed and no new location.”
The jewelers thanked its prospects for his or her loyalty and left the title and variety of the so-called proprietor, Mike Pearce, to make use of if they’d any questions.
Whereas the signal really useful one other native jeweler for its prospects’ future wants, on June 17, Pearce stated in a message on NextDoor, a social media app for neighborhoods, that the enterprise was relocating, Tough Draft experiences.
A number of prospects left notes on the now-abandoned storefront, looking for out what occurred to the jewellery that they left there whereas others have made social media posts, criticizing Pearce for his lack of transparency concerning the retailer’s closure.
“I left my chain there on June 9 and the man advised me that it could be per week to 10 days earlier than it could be prepared,” buyer Tracy Notte posted on NextDoor, in response to the outlet.
Notte added: “I’ve to consider that they knew after I dropped off my jewellery that they’d no intention of returning it.”
The disgruntled buyer stated that she referred to as and texted Pearce after the information broke of the shop closure and advised him that if she didn’t get a message again from him that she would file a police report.
Notte later claimed that two containers from Camelot Jewelers had been dropped off at Jewellery Artisans, the native retailer that the closing jeweler really useful.
“The girl at Artisan stated the containers had been an enormous mess, no tickets, simply jumbled items of knickknack and watches, and that there is no such thing as a approach she will be able to discover my property for no less than per week,” Notte stated.
“They want time to sift via the unorganized containers and due to this fact I’m not assured that my chain is definitely there.”
JEWELRY STORE OWNER SPEAKS OUT
Jamie Kresl, the proprietor of Jewellery Artisans spoke out towards a number of damaging feedback calling him a criminal.
“I perceive and sympathize with the myriad of feelings which might be occurring regarding Camelot’s abrupt closing,” Kresl, who confirmed that he has some, however not all of Camelot’s jewellery advised Tough Draft.
“For the report, I’ve been attempting to assist Camelot to avoid wasting their enterprise for the final six months and sadly my finest efforts to assist had been of no avail,” he added.
Kresl stated he didn’t know the jeweler was closing till after the actual fact and that he’s working with Pearce to return Camelot prospects’ valuables.
“It is extremely unhappy that this iconic Dunwoody household enterprise has closed, and I ask you to hope for the household,” Kresl added.
The U.S. Solar tried to contact Pearce with the quantity he offered on the closing signal, however the name was referred to Jewellery Artisans.